Monthly Archives: April 2010

This blog in the build-up to the General Election

In line with cross government policy on government communications in the build up to a General Election, we will not be placing new information on this blog until after 6 May. General and local elections 2010.

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Adapting to Coastal Change

On 30 March 2010 Defra published Adapting to Coastal Change: Developing a Policy Framework (PDF 986KB).  This represents a milestone in the evolution of a policy framework on supporting communities in adapting to coastal change. Coastal change is a natural process that has and will continue to shape our coastline. We will defend where we [...]

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Three inspiring third sector ‘waste projects’

[Guest post by Marc Owen, Policy Adviser, Waste Strategy - Policy and Processes, Defra]   Photos courtesy of Green-Works Officials from the Defra Waste Programme recently visited three inspiring third sector projects in London. Vital Regeneration works in London’s most deprived neighbourhoods, developing sustainable and effective social, environmental and economic programmes. We were shown their [...]

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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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Climate Change: Taking Action

In July 2009, the Government published the UK Low Carbon Transition Plan (LCTP). Part of the LCTP was to give each major government department a share of the responsibility to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. Since publication of the LCTP, the Government has developed the system of departmental carbon budgets. Today (31/3/10), the Government published [...]

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