Provenance is delighted to be continuing to work with Defra, as Nick Saltmarsh has resumed the editing of SD Scene, the Government’s sustainable development newsletter.
Here’s the brief editorial intro from the recent newsletter:
After our break during the election and first months of the Coalition Government, SD Scene is back online and will be once again arriving in your in-boxes each month.
As the Government affirms its commitment to sustainable development and sets out its approach, we’ve articles this month on the developing relationship between the public sector, civil society and sustainable development.
Peter Madden, of Forum for the Future, considers the public sector’s record in embracing sustainable development and the greater potential to deliver public value. The Sustainable Development Commission watchdog report on sustainability in Government identifies significant progress and savings with opportunities for much more.
Meanwhile, Mike Perry, of the Plunkett Foundation, asks if community-ownership provides a big answer for the Big Society. The Sustainable Development Commission finds in The Future is Local that empowered communities can effectively deliver sustainable development at a local level.
We received the go-ahead to resume publication of the newsletter and regular updates to the website in July, with the first post-election issue of the newsletter sent out on 28th July.
These are interesting times for sustainable development as the policies and approach of the Coalition Government emerge: through SD Scene we’ll be keeping a close eye on developments in government, business and civil society.
SD Scene welcomes contributions from business and civil society: please contact Nick Saltmarsh with any suggestions.