United Kingdom
Focal Point
Mr. Jonathan Tilson
Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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Side Events at Rio+20

Green economy Practices/Policies/Initiatives in United Kingdom
  • Climate Change Act
    The UK's Climate Change Act is the world?s first long-term legally binding framework to tackle the dangers of climate change.
  • Congestion Charge System in London
    Initiated in 2003, London's congestion charge system aims to reduce inner-city traffic and prevent pollution.
  • Enabling the Transition to a Green Economy: government and business working together
    ?Enabling the transition to a green economy: government and business working together? sets out the government?s approach to building the green economy and forms part of the continuing dialogue between government, business and communities on how to tackle the important issue of moving to a Green Economy.
  • Energy Act
    The UK's Energy Act, which updates the country's energy legislation, came into action in 2008.
  • Low Carbon Transition Plan
    The UK?s Green Economy Council, set up to support the transition to a green, low carbon economy, held its first meeting in February 2011.
  • One Wales: One Planet
    This scheme defines sustainable development as enhancing the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of people and communities, achieving a better quality of life for our own and future generations.
  • Sustainable Operations on the Government Estate targets
    Sustainable Operations on the Government Estate targets consist of targets to reduce Government?s environmental impact (cutting carbon, waste, water use and procuring sustainably etc) as well as targets to maximise the positive impacts on environment and society (biodiversity, volunteering).
  • Towards a Low Carbon Economy for Scotland
    The Scottish Government aims to create a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth.
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