Category Archives: Ministerial task force

Announcement of London 2012 Inspiring Sustainable Living projects

Caroline Spelman, the Environment Secretary visited the View Tube (a social enterprise and community venue) on 28 March and announced the successful recipients of the £800,000 Olympics Inspiring Sustainable Living grant. Using the Olympic Games as inspiration, the Inspiring Sustainable Living grants will help local community groups develop practical and achievable ways for residents to [...]

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Funding avaliable for third sector organisations: to inspire sustainable living using the Olympic and Paralympic Games as inspiration.

Defra has today launched a Third Sector Fund to Inspire Sustainable Living using the Olympic and Paralympic Games.   The funding will be available to third sector led projects, that will use the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games to inspire Sustainable Living, specifically in the areas of: Active travel (walking and cycling more); Sustainable consumption – [...]

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Joint Ministerial and third sector taskforce report launched

Following on from this post, the report on the joint Ministerial and Third Sector Task Force on Climate Change, the Environment and Sustainable Development was formally launched at an event at the the Commonwealth Club this evening (9/3/10).  The event was chaired by Stephen Hale of Green Alliance and featured updates from members of the Task Force, [...]

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4 government departments, 16 third sector orgainsations: Task Force Report available

The report on the joint Ministerial and Third Sector Task Force on Climate Change, the Environment and Sustainable Development has just been released and can be downloaded from the third sector homepage on the Defra website. In the press note Defra’s Third Sector Minister, Huw Irranca Davies said: This report breaks new ground. It is [...]

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Joint third sector and ministerial Task Force – report launch

You are invited to the launch of Shaping our future The report from the joint ministerial and third sector Task Force on climate change, the environment and sustainable development Date: Tuesday March 9th Time: Registration from 5:30 for a prompt 6:00 start Location: tbc (central London) Format: The event will be followed by a drinks [...]

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Ministerial Task Force minutes – 30/7/09

The Ministerial Task Force met for the third time on 30 July 2009 at One Queen Anne’s Gate, London. The minutes of the meeting can be downloaded here (pdf, 57 KB). [This post was back dated. Actual date of posting was 27/8/09.]

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Ministerial Task Force contact details

These details were first published on 22/6/09 in a summary of the second meeting. However, several people have asked us for them subsequently so I thought I would draw them out in a separate blog post. The overall contact for the MTF is Faye Scott (020 7630 4524, faye at green-alliance dot org dot uk). The MTF has [...]

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Schumacher on training

On Monday this week (20/7/09) Schumacher College brought together a range of stakeholders to consider the training needs of Third Sector organisations in the area of Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change. This builds on the future scanning work the college has been undertaking and was designed to feed recommendations into the Ministerial Task [...]

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The third sector gave us the welfare state, can it give us the sustainable state?

The Ministerial Task Force (MTF) met again on 15/6/09 but for the first time with ministers present. The meeting was co-chaired by Huw Irranca-Davies (Defra) and Joan Ruddock (DECC) with Campbell Robb representing the new Third Sector Minister, Angela Smith (OTS) and Peter Matthew standing in for Ian Austin of CLG. The headline agenda items [...]

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Let’s not re-invent the wheel

A key principle of the Ministerial Task Force is that it should build on what has gone before. We asked for your help in highlighting relevant initaitives and resources in a previous post. Please keep the information coming. Contributions so far include: A letter from Richard Boyd, CEO of Disability Essex highlighting their experience so [...]

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