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Responsibility Deal between Government and the waste and resource management sector

The objective of this deal is to build on this progress and improve further the management of waste as a resource in the economy through an agreed set of commitments

Unique ID: PB13580 | Page last modified: November 11, 2011 | Environment

The Government’s Response to Sir Michael Pitt’s Review of the summer 2007 Floods

A year on from the Government's response to Sir Michael Pitt's review into the 2007 summer floods, this is the second Government progress report showing what action has been taken to ensure we are better placed to predict, prepare for, deal with and recover from the unique challenges posed by flooding events.

Unique ID: PB13565 | Page last modified: November 11, 2011 | Environment

Defra’s ethical procurement policy statement

This statement sets out Defra’s policy on ethical procurement. It is based on a number of principles with advice on how to put them into practice.

Unique ID: PB13475 | Page last modified: November 11, 2011 | Sustainable Development

Defra’s sustainable procurement policy statement

This policy statement requires the whole of Defra to take responsibility for what it procures and for our suppliers to support us. It applies where Defra is procuring goods, services, works and utilities.

Unique ID: PB13474 | Page last modified: November 11, 2011 | Sustainable Development

Adapting to Climate Change: Analysing the Role of Government

This paper sets out how a number of barriers to adaptation (market failures, behavioural barriers, adaptive capacity, natural capacity) may affect adaptation decisions, and provides a framework for considering the Government’s role and identifies implications for policy design.

Unique ID: PB13341 | Page last modified: May 18, 2011 | Environment

The Government’s Response to Sir Michael Pitt’s Review of the Summer 2007 Floods

An independent review of the 2007 flooding, led by Sir Michael Pitt, looked at its causes and subsequent management to see what lessons needed to be learned about how to manage and respond to this type of event in the future.

Unique ID: PB13193 | Page last modified: November 11, 2011 | Environment

Characterising the Potential Risks posed by Engineered Nanoparticles

This report builds on the 2005 report and 2006 progress report, providing an update on the Defra's Nanotechnology Research Co-ordination Group’s objectives and associated programme of work.

Unique ID: PB12901 | Page last modified: August 17, 2011 | Environment

Sustainable Procurement in Government: Guidance to the Flexible Framework

The Flexible Framework is a widely used self assessment mechanism developed by the business-led Sustainable Procurement Task Force, which allows organisations to measure and monitor their progress on sustainable procurement over time.

Unique ID: PB13423 | Page last modified: November 11, 2011 | Sustainable Development