Archive for 'Mainstreaming Sustainable Development: one year in'
A year on from the Coalition Government’s vision for sustainable development, Jonathan Tillson, Head of Defra’s Sustainable Development Team, introduces a series of reviews on the year’s progress.
Minas Jacob re-joined Defra in April 2011 after nearly five years at the Sustainable Development Commission. He gives a personal view on his current lead role on capability building for sustainable development.
Reviewing progress on ministerial leadership and oversight, including the Secretary of State's appointment to key cabinet committees and scrutiny of policy across Whitehall by the Minister of State for Government Policy.
Reviewing progress on mainstreaming sustainable development in policy making, including monitoring departmental business plans and new environmental and social impact guidance in the HM Treasury Green Book.
Progress on the Government's commitment to lead by example on sustainable development, including the Greening Government Commitments, Government Buying Standards and National Sustainable Public Procurement Programme.
Progress on transparency and scrutiny, including new sustainable development indicators, annual report and accounts, stakeholder engagement, expertise from the SDRN and the Environmental Audit Committee's scrutiny.
With the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games just months away, Defra's Sustainable Development Team reports on activity to share the lessons of the Games and to make the most of the opportunity to inspire behaviour change.