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The Better Regulation Executive has launched a new Impact Assessment toolkit, used to show the costs and benefits of government policy. A revised Sustainable Development Specific Impact Test helps articulate sustainability issues.
Defra has launched a Third Sector Fund to Inspire Sustainable Living using the Olympic and Paralympic Games, focusing on active travel, sustainable consumption, greener gardens, resource use and waste.
The Government has published new guidance on adapting procurement to consider adaptation to climate change, and updated standards to help public sector buyers to buy sustainably.
HMRC has joined the 10:10 campaign and has plans in place to reduce carbon emissions from buildings and travel through a wide range of initiatives, including a sustainable business travel group and carbon management plans.
The Government has announced a new framework and targets for sustainable management of its estate, reflecting its central role in sustainable development and commitment to leading by example.
Richard Reynolds, recently appointed as one of 15 new London Leaders for 2010, explains to SD Scene how guerilla gardening and the Pimp Your Pavement campaign can help make London and other cities more sustainable.
Government departments have published plans as part of a cross-government initiative to tackle climate change. The Climate Change Plans detail commitments to minimising the damage of climate change, by reducing emissions and preparing for a changing climate.
The UK is working with the Chinese government on the prevention of imports of illegally harvested timber. A new project will develop a timber legality verification scheme to promote the use of legally-produced timber products.
Hilary Benn, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, describes how progress on illegal logging shows how sustainable development in action is benefiting forests, communities, biodiversity and the planet.
Energy and Climate Change Minister Joan Ruddock announced that the UK is on track to meet its first carbon budget when she presented the first ever annual emissions report under the carbon budgets system to Parliament.