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Inspiring a Sustainable Local Future

Classification:Local Government, Governance
Document type:SDC Reports & Papers
Download:2006-04-11-Inspiring a sustainable local future.pdf - 3357 KB
Summary:imageOn 1st December, the Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) and Defra held a cross-government workshop and masterclass on communicating clear messages to local government on sustainable development. The purpose of this paper is to provide a report of the workshop.
Recommendations:Some of the key findings were:
- Central government is not ‘joined-up’ enough. This can lead to confused messages on government priorities
- Sustainable development is not being integrated effectively into central government policy-making
- Central government could improve its capacity to effectively communicate sustainable development to local government
- There is a lack of understanding within central government of the way in which local government works

Please see the full paper for potential solutions.

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