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London Leader launches London’s first underground farm »

Steven Dring, one of this year's London Sustainable Development Commission London Leaders has launched an underground farm in a disused tunnel network beneath the London Underground.

National round-up: UK carbon footprint, waste, Scottish Forum on Natural capital, conservation, air quality, sustainable transport »

News from across the United Kingdom: the UK's carbon footprint; local authority waste management report; new Scottish Forum on Natural Capital; improving air quality; sustainable transport.

Local round-up: Lancashire transport, Bristol green capital, low carbon futures, straw bale housing »

Sustainable development news from around the United Kingdom: green transport in Lancashire, Bristol named European Green Capital 2015, visions of low carbon futures, straw bales housing in Essex.

Environmental and low carbon priorities to support local growth in Manchester »

Defra minister Lord de Mauley and Greater Manchester councils have signed a growth agreement for Manchester under the City Deals programme, covering environmental and low carbon priorities which support local growth.

Seeking London Leaders to tackle sustainability challenges »

Applications opened on 2 September 2013 for the 2013-14 cohort of the London Leaders programme, which aims to demonstrate the power of leadership and innovation in tackling sustainability challenges in cities such as London.

Moving beyond the individual to influence behaviour »

A new user guide provides an introduction to the Individual, Social and Material approach to behaviour change for policy makers and practitioners whose work ultimately aims at engaging people and influencing their behaviours.

Scotland round-up: sustainability reporting, biodiversity, networking, adaptation, green arts, resource efficiency »

Sustainable development news public bodies in Scotland: sustainability reporting; protecting biodiversity; public sector network; adapting to climate change, greening the arts, resource efficiency.

Inspired by 2012: the sustainability legacy »

A joint report from the UK Government and Mayor of London, describes the activities since the Games to build a lasting legacy, including many achievements directly related to London 2012's sustainability ambitions.

We Made 2012 »

We Made 2012, an exhibition running until 15 August at The Building Centre in London, celebrates the successful delivery of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and looks ahead to their economic, sporting and learning legacy.

Sustainable Procurement for Construction Projects: London 2012 learning legacy »

A new public sector guide from Defra draws on learning from sustainable procurement of London 2012 construction projects to inspire and assist those procuring projects of every scale to achieve cost savings and other benefits.