Tag Archive for 'Caroline Spelman'

GDP+ to measure value of natural resources and social wellbeing

March 12th, 2012 by DEFRA

UK Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman has pledged that the UK will be a driving force in pressing for new goals to help the world embrace a greener and more sustainable economy at this summer’s major Rio+20 UN conference. Mrs Spelman said the UK will work with Colombia and others to develop and drive forward the […]

UK scientists place a price on the value of nature to the UK economy and to UK well-being

June 2nd, 2011 by DEFRA

The true value of nature can be shown for the very first time thanks to groundbreaking research by hundreds of UK scientists. The research forms the basis of a major new independent report – the UK National Ecosystem Assessment (UK NEA) – which reveals that nature is worth billions of pounds Sterling to the UK […]

UK government initiatives to enhance sustainable development and maximise economic growth

March 21st, 2011 by Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP

This is a lightly edited transcript of the address to the SDUK conference on 17 March 2011 by Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP, UK Secretary of State, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. —— “Thank you very much for inviting me to this conference. We are happy to engage in this whole subject that so many […]