Key priority areas
As a result of the 2004 consultation to develop new UK sustainable development strategy the following issues have been highlighted as the main priority areas for immediate action. They will aid UK policy making and implementation both domestically and internationally. This page provides a gateway to further information on these areas.
- Sustainable consumption and production - working towards achieving more with less.
- Natural resource protection and environmental enhancement - protecting the natural resources on which we depend.
- From local to global: building sustainable communities creating places where people want to live and work, now and in the future.
- Climate change and energy - confronting the greatest threat.
In addition to these four priorities changing behaviour forms a large part of the Governments thinking on sustainable development. A cross cutting priority, it provides the rationale and guidance on how Government intend to encourage more sustainable behaviour.
Securing the Future also identifies wellbeing as being at the heart of sustainable development.
Updated: 16 January 2007