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Health round-up: new sustainable development strategy, sustainability in the NHS and Public Health England, extreme weather advice »

News on sustainable development in health and social care: new Sustainable Development Strategy; NHS carbon footprint; mapping NHS sustainability; sustainability in Public Health England; Equinox advice on extreme weather.

Committee on Climate Change calls for cut in imported emissions »

The Committee on Climate Change's recent report on the UK’s carbon footprint identifies a growing need to cut imported emissions as well as those produced in the UK, arguing that a global deal could reduce the UK footprint by 70%.

Time, gender and carbon »

As communities struggle to reduce carbon emissions, a new study by researchers from the University of Surrey explores whether changing the way people use their time can make a difference.

How local authorities can reduce emissions and manage climate risks »

The Committee on Climate Change highlights the vital role local government must play if the UK is to meet its targets on cutting carbon emissions, in new guidance to support local authorities in reducing emissions and managing climate risks.

Sustainable food round-up: fair food, UK food system, world agriculture, community growing »

The SDRN highlights recent research and publications on sustainable food: consumer power for a fair food future; adaptation and mitigation in UK food system; agricultural outlook; community growing.

London 2012 sustainability round-up »

A round-up of London 2012 sustainability news: sustainability at the heart of London 2012; UN praise; encouraging walkers and cyclists; on track for 20% carbon reduction; pedestrians light walkway; inspiring community projects.

New guidance for businesses to report their sustainability credentials »

Defra has published proposals for new guidance on corporate sustainability reporting, aimed to help businesses demonstrate their corporate sustainability credentials. Views are invited through a consultation open until 17 October 2012.

Compulsory greenhouse gas emissions reporting for listed businesses »

Businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange will have to report their levels of greenhouse gas emissions from the start of the next financial year under plans announced by the Deputy Prime Minister at Rio+ 20.

Government Heat Strategy builds on Carbon Plan to cut emissions »

The Government's Heat Strategy builds on the 2011 Carbon Plan to set out a vision of how to cut emissions from heating homes, businesses and industry, helping to meet the fourth carbon budget of a 50% cut in emissions by the mid-2020s.

Energy Roadmap 2050 for a secure, competitive and low-carbon energy sector »

The EC's Energy Roadmap 2050 explores how the EU can achieve its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 80%-95% below 1990 levels by 2050, while also improving the competitiveness and the security of supply.