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March 2009

New Communications And Engagement Manager in Northern Ireland
In January 2009 the Sustainable Development Commission in Northern Ireland announced the appointment of James Dillon as the organisation’s new Communications and Engagement Manager.

Time to question 'Relentless pursuit of economic growth'
News Release

A report published today (Monday 30 March) by the government’s sustainable development advisor argues that the pursuit of economic growth is one of the root causes of the current financial crisis.

Rhaid i'r dirwasgiad ein gorfodi i gwestiynu 'Anelu'n ddiddiwedd at dwf'
 - Anelu at dwf yn ‘bygwth yr economi, cymdeithas a’r amgylchedd’ - Adroddiad…

Businesses sign up to Green Building Charter
The Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) in Wales has been at the forefront of developing the first environmental building charter of its kind in the UK, coordinating more than 50 signatories from across business and the community.

Busnesau Yn Llofnodi Siarter Adeiladu Gwyrdd
Mae'r Comisiwn Datblygu Cynaliadwy Cymru wedi bod yn datblygu siarter adeiladu amgylcheddol cyntaf o'i fath yn y Deyrnas Unedig, yn cydlynu mwy na 50 o lofnodwyr ar draws busnes a'r gymuned.

SDC on a renewable heat fact finding mission
The Scottish Government wants renewable heat to make up 11% of our heating by 2020. Finding out how much renewable heat is already in use is crucial to see how far from the target we are. SDC’s new project on renewable heat will provide the essential baseline for measuring progress.

Government must lead by example
A majority in Scotland think climate change is an urgent problem, as urgent as the economy, but they meet practical and economic barriers to greener behavior.

February 2009

SDC welcomes government plans for home energy efficiency
The Sustainable Development Commission has hailed as "truly visionary and very positive" the Government’s plans to upgrade all 24 million UK homes to be near-zero carbon by 2030.

January 2009

What's the Health of Our Nation?
News release 26th November 2008 Report reveals challenges ahead for a sustainable Scotland Today Government's…

Jan Bebbington launches SDC's Second Assessment
What's the Health of Our Nation, Launch Event, Edinburgh November 2008Jan Bebbington sets out the findings…

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