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Assessing the impact of policy: a revised test for sustainability issues »

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.

Third sector fund for Olympics-inspired sustainable living »

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.

Guidance and standards for sustainable procurement »

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.

HM Revenue and Customs signs up to 10:10 campaign »

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.

Sustainable Development in Government: new framework »

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.

Guerilla gardening for sustainable cities »

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 publishes Climate Change Plans »

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.

Helping China cut imports of illegal timber »

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.

First carbon budget report card shows UK on track »

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.

Sustainability toolkit to make the NHS healthier »

Public and private organisations are grappling with how to deliver more for less, and many are discovering the benefits of taking up a sustainable development approach. The NHS is no exception.

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