Title: Environmental sustainability and English regional strategies 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2007 
Author 1/Producer: Campaign to Protect Rural England - CPRE 
Other Authors/Producers: WWF-UK and Friends of the Earth 
Author / Producer Type: Non-governmental organisations 
Publisher: Levett-Therivel sustainability consultants 
Publisher City: 28A North Hinksey Lane, Oxford OX2 0LXJ, UK 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.cpre.org.uk/news/view/410  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Environmental
Short description: England’s regions are not getting to grips with environmental problems such as climate change, a new study commissioned by the Campaign to Protect Rural England, Friends of the Earth England and WWF-UK revealed today (12 July). However the report, How Green Is My Region? concludes that it is the Government’s approach to economic development that makes it difficult for regional bodies to develop eco-friendly policies. The report scored each of England’s nine regions according to the environmental sustainability of their policies in six key areas: building standards, transport, renewable energy, water resources, carbon dioxide emissions and biodiversity and protected landscapes. Although some regions have introduced good policies in certain areas, for example the South West and London scored well on building standards; none of the regions come close to ensuring that development is fully environmentally sustainable. Policy areas such as road and air transport scored particularly badly across the whole of England and are key to undermining otherwise good policies. 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 27/07/2007

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