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					Sustainable Consumption and Production Increasing prosperity, in the UK and across the world, has allowed many people to enjoy the benefits of goods and services that were once available to just a few. Nevertheless, the environmental impacts from our consumption and production patterns remain severe, and inefficient use of resources is a drag on the UK's economy and business. At the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, the UK Government committed themselves to "encourage and promote the development of a ten year framework of programmes … to accelerate the shift towards sustainable consumption and production". Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) is about achieving economic growth whilst respecting environmental limits, finding ways to minimise damage to the natural world and making use of the earth's resources in a sustainable way. It is therefore not a challenge restricted to just a few countries or areas of the world, but one which must engage the whole global community. Securing the future Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) is an important area for the UK. It is one of the four priority areas for UK action set out in the new Sustainable Development Strategy It is based around a range of activity, including through measures to promote: Better products and services, which reduce the environmental impacts from the use of energy, resources, or hazardous substances Cleaner, more efficient production processes, which strengthen competitiveness, and Shifts in consumption towards goods and services with lower impacts. An overview of our work on Sustainable Consumption and Production arising from the strategy is available under our actions. http://www.defra.gov.uk/Environment/business/scp/ http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/sustainable/index.htm Sustainable house building – Greenfield/Brownfield http://www.sustainablebuild.co.uk/GreenfieldSites.html Brownfield http://www.uklanddirectory.org.uk/brownfield-sites-development.asp Using the links above answer the questions D:\Docstoc\Working\pdf\3d37fd8f-3706-480c-bb0e-ff352cfdc1af.doc

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Tasks 1 Find examples of products or services that help to achieve each of the measures mentioned above: __________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ Task 2 Define Sustainable Production _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ Task 3 What is a Greenfield Site? _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ Task 4 What is a Brownfield Site? _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ Task 5 How much progress has been made by business and government to secure a sustainable planet? _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ Make additional notes on this topic.

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