The British Government became the first in the world to announce plans to slash the carbon footprint of its computer systems, publishing an 18 step guide to making energy consumption of ICT carbon neutral within four years.
Building on the recent announcement to slash the energy consumption of government computers and data centres, the Cabinet Office minister, Tom Watson, published a detailed delivery plan to achieve more sustainable operations across Whitehall.
A new Centre of Expertise is set up to help Whitehall departments achieve their targets for reducing carbon emissions and waste across the government estate. Details of the Centre of Expertise for Sustainable Procurement were unveiled as the government published its response to the Sustainable Development Commission's latest report on how the government is meeting its own sustainable objectives for tackling climate change.
Climate change minister, Joan Ruddock, called on councils to develop imaginative and innovative approaches to deal with the impact of a changing climate as she launched a one-stop information hub offering easy access to a comprehensive collection of resources on adapting to climate change.
Much of CLG’s vision for local government revolves around the development of sustainable communities: