Archive for 'guidance'

Moving beyond the individual to influence behaviour »

A new user guide provides an introduction to the Individual, Social and Material approach to behaviour change for policy makers and practitioners whose work ultimately aims at engaging people and influencing their behaviours.

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.

Publications round-up: delivering biodiversity, agricultural statistics, environmental impacts, hot cities, behaviour change »

Sustainable development publications from government and public bodies: delivering biodiversity; agricultural statistics and climate change; reporting environmental impacts; designing for heatwaves; behaviour change case study.

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.

Making the business case for adapting to climate change »

New guidance from the IEMA and the Environment Agency will help environment and sustainability professionals develop a thorough business case and secure senior management buy-in for addressing climate risks.

News round-up: Big Society Capital, evidence plans, environment guidance, sustainable fisheries… »

Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: Big Society Capital, policy evidence plans, environment guidance for business, sustainable fisheries, EU action on climate change, funding environmental projects.

Circular economy business toolkit »

A new online toolkit from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation supports businesses interested in taking the first steps towards circular economy innovation, showcasing progress towards circularity and providing tools to encourage uptake.

Business news round-up: water, strategy, product footprints, green growth, low carbon funding, awards »

Recent sustainable development news from business: toolkits for sustainable water management and sustainable business; forum to tackle environmental footprints; the potential of green business; funding; awards.

Annual Report and Accounts: UK Government departments’ mandatory requirements »

HM Treasury has published guidance on annual reporting requirements for 2011/12 for all government departments, including a requirement to show how sustainable development has been mainstreamed into policy and operations.

Using behavioural insights for more sustainable transport »

The Department for Transport's new Behavioural Insights Toolkit provides practical, step-by-step guidance on how to design more effective sustainable transport initiatives using insights from behavioural theory and social research.