Monthly Archives: June 2010

Defra policy update: waste review announced

The Defra Secretary of State, Caroline Spelman has announced a full review of waste policy in England.  The review will look at: the effect of waste policies on local communities and how local authorities can best work with people to make the best decisions; maximising the contribution of the waste and recycling industries to the [...]

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Waterwise’s White Paper published.

Firstly let me apologise for the hiatus in blog posts.  Hopefully we are now back on track for at least a post each day. Waterwise, who is one of Defra’s Greener Living Fund partners, has published its White Paper for the Coalition Government. The White Paper is focused on mainstreaming water efficiency.  In it Waterwise sets [...]

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Goodbye and good luck Simon!

Many of you will have come to know Simon Berry, leader of Defra’s Third Sector Team, through this blog over the last year and a bit. Well all good things must come to end and, sadly for us, Simon is leaving Defra to pursue an exciting new challenge. Simon joined Defra in October 2008 on [...]

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Practical partnerships to tackle climate change

NCVO are hosting a breakfast seminar at the NCVO headquarters on 29 June.  The event – A Climate for Change? - will be an opportunity to join leading figures from business and voluntary organisations to find out how effective business/charity partnerships can address key issues and develop successful practical approaches to tackle climate change. Dame Julia [...]

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