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Government Progress in Mainstreaming Sustainable Development »

Defra reports on behalf of the Government on achievements towards mainstreaming sustainable development across the operation of its buildings and estates, the goods and services that it buys, and the policies it makes.

Departmental business plans demonstrate mainstreaming of sustainable development »

On 31 May 2012 Government departments published updated business plans for 2012/13, including details of how each department is mainstreaming sustainable development in its policy commitments and projects.

New calendar and archive of events and publications »

Defra's sustainable development website launches a new calendar and archive of planned and past events and publications from government and international public bodies covering the sustainable development agenda.

Welcoming Lord Taylor of Holbeach, Defra’s Minister for sustainable development »

In a message to readers of SD Scene, Lord Taylor of Holbeach, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Defra, explains the Government's commitment to mainstreaming sustainable development and his responsibility for it.

Mainstreaming Sustainable Development: one year in »

A year on from the Coalition Government’s vision for sustainable development, Jonathan Tillson, Head of Defra’s Sustainable Development Team, introduces a series of reviews on the year’s progress.

Capability building to embed sustainable development in policy making: a personal view »

Minas Jacob re-joined Defra in April 2011 after nearly five years at the Sustainable Development Commission. He gives a personal view on his current lead role on capability building for sustainable development.

Ministerial leadership and oversight: progress review »

Reviewing progress on ministerial leadership and oversight, including the Secretary of State's appointment to key cabinet committees and scrutiny of policy across Whitehall by the Minister of State for Government Policy.

Mainstreaming sustainable development in policy: progress review »

Reviewing progress on mainstreaming sustainable development in policy making, including monitoring departmental business plans and new environmental and social impact guidance in the HM Treasury Green Book.

Leading by example: progress review »

Progress on the Government's commitment to lead by example on sustainable development, including the Greening Government Commitments, Government Buying Standards and National Sustainable Public Procurement Programme.

Transparency and scrutiny: progress review »

Progress on transparency and scrutiny, including new sustainable development indicators, annual report and accounts, stakeholder engagement, expertise from the SDRN and the Environmental Audit Committee's scrutiny.