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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.

New e-learning resource to open up sustainable procurement savings »

A new series of sustainable procurement e-learning modules from WRAP aims to help public and private sector professionals realise cost savings by implementing more sustainable practices when procuring goods and services.

NHS Sustainability Day »

Endorsed by the Prime Minister, NHS Sustainability Day 2013 takes place on 28th March 2013 and is set to be a day of action on sustainability from NHS Trusts and stakeholders across the UK.

Unsustainable development »

In an extract from her recent ebook, Sustainability in the Public Sector, Sonja Powell describes the characteristics of unsustainable development, concluding that “the solutions to all the issues raised include government action”.

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.

Sustainable construction and innovation through procurement: supplier consultation »

Introducing the SCI-Network, which connects public sector buyers with sustainable construction solutions, and inviting construction industry professionals and suppliers to share their experience through a brief online survey.

New carbon literacy e-learning resource »

The National Sustainable Public Procurement Programme's carbon literacy e-learning resource helps develop awareness and understanding of the terminology and principles associated with the greenhouse effect and climate change.

Public-social partnerships guidance and benefits of co-production »

The Scottish Government has published new guidance on ensuring local services are better designed and built around people and local communities; a new report from nef examines the benefits of co-production.

The Sustainable Social Care Programme »

Introducing a DH commissioned programme to encourage local authorities promote sustainable development across adult social care, particularly to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to climate change.

Climate Change and Sustainable Public Services »

Looking at recent research into good practice in social care, Simon Evans argues that this is the ideal time to mainstream innovative ways of providing public services to address climate change adaptation and mitigation.