Greening Government Commitments 2016 to 2020 (UK)

On 23rd January 2017, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Cabinet Office has published the Policy paper on Greening Government Commitments 2016 to 2020. The Greening Government Commitments set out the actions UK government departments and their agencies will take to reduce their impacts on the environment in the period 2016 to 2020.

The Greening Government Commitments set out targets for UK government departments and their agencies to:

  • reduce their greenhouse gas emissions
  • send less waste to landfill and reduce the overall amount of waste they produce
  • reduce water consumption

They also set out commitments for departments to

  • improve sustainable procurement
  • report transparently on key sustainability issues

They supersede the Greening Government Commitments for 2011 to 2015.

For further details consult the official document.

Sources:

Policy paper – Greening Government Commitments 2016 to 2020