Archive for 'policy'

Publications round-up: education, environmental monitoring, food policy, low-carbon transport »

The SDRN highlights recent publications on sustainable development, covering education for sustainable development, environmental monitoring in Natural England, food policy and low-carbon land transport.

The Prevention Papers: upstream investment and early action to prevent harm »

Anna Coote discusses the prevention of social, environmental and economic harm through policy-making and practice - the subject of the recent series of Prevention Papers commissioned by nef.

Sustainable Development Research Network annual conference »

29 November, London: the SDRN Annual Conference returns, exploring themes such as the changing policy and research landscape; reconciling growth and sustainable development; wellbeing, natural capital and prosperity.

Mainstreaming sustainable development, one year on »

30 October 2012, London: Govtoday's Greening Government 2012 Conference and Exhibition: Mainstreaming sustainable development, one year on will examine government progress in achieving sustainable development.

Publications round-up: shipping emissions, cities and climate; EU environmental policy, design and consumerism »

The SDRN highlights recent publications on sustainable development: policy and mitigation of CO2 from shipping; cities and climate impacts; environmental policy in the EU; architecture and design versus consumerism.

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.

Resources round-up: climate factsheets, green procurement, policy database, wellbeing evidence, standards »

The SDRN highlights new online resources: climate factsheets for communicators; European uptake of green public procurement; database of policies and measures; wellbeing evidence for policy; standards for change?

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.