Tag Archive for 'Sustainable Development Commission'

Friends of the Earth report states that UK coalition government is failing to deliver its key environmental pledges

May 7th, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

The likelihood of the coalition Government living up to its ‘greenest Government ever’ pledge is “vanishingly remote” without a huge improvement in its performance, former Sustainable Development Commission chairman Jonathon Porritt warns in a Friends of the Earth-commissioned report. Following the scrapping of the Sustainable Development Commission earlier this year there is now no formal […]

Sustainable Development Commission produces final report on a sustainable food policy

March 30th, 2011 by Sustainable Development Commission

The Sustainable Development Commission has produced a final report on food matter’s, “Looking Back, Looking Forward – Sustainability and UK food policy 2000-2011“. The report reviews progress towards sustainable food policy in the UK from 2000 to 2011 .  It concludes that while progress has been made, not enough has occurred to dispel concern about […]

Sustainable Development Commission publishes ‘Know your environmental limits’

March 18th, 2011 by Sustainable Development Commission

The Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) have published a guide, “Know your environmental limits: A local leaders’ guide” to enable members of local governance bodies and community groups to recognise the importance and inherent value of the natural environment and to ‘live within environmental limits’, one of the five principles of sustainable development. It proposes a […]

A Report from the UK’s Sustainable Development Commission “Making Sustainable Lives Easier: A Priority for Governments, Business and Society”

February 24th, 2011 by Claire Monkhouse

The report, “Making Sustainable Lives Easier: A Priority for Governments, Business and Society,” finds that government initiatives to help people live more sustainably lack ambition and direction, and are too timid given the scale and urgency of the challenge. Although increasing numbers of people try to `do the right thing’, we are still a long […]

Improving Young People’s Lives: The role of the environment in building resilience, responsibility and employment chances

November 10th, 2010 by Sustainable Development Commission

Green exercise, outdoor activity and environmental volunteering improve young people’s wellbeing and personal responsibility as well as maximising employment chances. A report published by the Sustainable Development Commission calls on the Government and service providers to do more to help young people prepare for the green economy in order to tackle youth unemployment. The report […]

Government support for community partnership is best way forward to meet Climate Change and quality of life challenges of 21st century

July 6th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Sustainable Development Commission will publish the “The Future is Local: Empowering communities to improve their neighbourhoods” on 12 July.  Meanwhile The Executive Summary is available for download. The report finds that failing to upgrade our local infrastructure will have a negative effect on all areas of life, hampering our ability to deal with climate […]