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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.

Scotland becomes a Fair Trade Nation »

Scotland has achieved Fair Trade Nation status, just the second country in the world to do so, having demonstrated a lasting impact to reduce poverty, improve the lives of people around the world, and help them to access their rights.

Scotland’s local authorities make progress on climate change »

The Sustainable Scotland Network reports that Scotland’s local authorities are making progress on climate change, according to the analysis of Scotland’s Climate Change Declaration Year Four Reports.

Reducing Highland Council’s business travel »

A local authority case study being featured at this year’s Sustainable Scotland Network Conference describes how Highland Council has reduced business travel by 27% over four years.

Sustainable Scotland Network Conference: Public Sector Climate Action »

8 November 2012, Edinburgh: Sustainable Scotland Network's 11th annual conference will address how Scotland's local authorities and public sector organisations can better deliver action on climate change and sustainable development.

Encouraging communities to engage with local landscapes »

The Sustainable Scotland Network reports on a new web guide, ‘Talking About Our Place’, launched by Scottish Natural Heritage to encourage communities to get involved in the future of their landscape.

Hospitality and Food Service Agreement to reduce waste »

A new voluntary agreement to reduce food waste has been agreed between the UK Government, the Devolved Administrations and the hospitality and food service sector, including restaurants, hotels, canteens and pubs.

Scottish local authority climate change mitigation and adaptation activity »

Sustainable Scotland Network reports on new analyses of Scottish local authority climate change mitigation and adaptation activity for 2010-11, drawing on information from reports on Scotland’s Climate Change Declaration.

New plans for a sustainable Wales »

Welsh Environment Minister John Griffiths has launched plans to ensure public services deliver long term sustainable benefits for the people of Wales; the Welsh Government seeks views on proposals for a Sustainable Development Bill.

Environmental Indicators Framework for Scotland »

An Environmental Indicators Framework for Scotland has been published by the Improvement Service - supporting Scottish local government and its partners to deliver better outcomes for communities.