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How Defra is supporting the Low Carbon Communities Challenge

[Guest post by Harriet Festing, Deputy Head, community-led policy making, Department of Energy and Climate Change]  Over the winter, Grassroots third sector organisations participating in the “UK’s largest citizen-led trial on sustainable living” were given £100,000 from Defra to deliver their citizen engagement plans.  The funding is Defra’s contribution to a cross-government initiative: the Low Carbon [...]

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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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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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The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan launched

Ed Miliband’s video announcement of the UK Low Carbon Transition Plan. The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) launched the UK Low Carbon Transition Plan today (15/7/09). The plan plots out how the UK will meet the cut in emissions set out in the budget of 34% on 1990 levels by 2020. Full details [...]

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Ministerial Task Force meets for the first time

Yesterday afternoon (20/5/09) the third sector members of the Ministerial Task Force met for the first time with officials from the four departments involved. To some extent we are navigating unchartered waters with this task force in that we (the Government Departments) have not sought to control the process. Instead, we are seeking to work [...]

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Applications for membership of the Ministerial Task Force now closed

The window for applications to the Ministerial Task Force closed on 14 April 2009. We received 75 applications and we are now embarking on the selection process. This will be challenging given the quality of the applications received and the need to select on skills and experience and ensure a the diversity of membership that will [...]

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Call for applications to join the Ministerial Task Force

We committed to the establishment of a Ministerial Task Force on Climate Change, the Environment and Sustainable Development at the launch of our third sector strategy on 3 Nov 2008.  The formation of this Task Force presents a real opportunity for organisations from across the sector to come together and harness the potential of the [...]

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