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Managing Change - unique and internationally popular guide for overcoming management barriers to improved environmental performance
New Ministerial teams at DECC and Defra
Following the General Election on 7th May, the new ministerial teams at DECC and Defra are:
DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change)
Defra (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs)
Responsibilities of Defra Ministers yet to be confirmed (as at 15th May).
Managing Change guide has over 300K readers!
Over 300,000 copies of the highly regarded guide "Resource Efficiency and Corporate Responsibility - Managing Change" have been issued since its original launch in 2004. Used by business schools worldwide and with endorsements from the UK Environment Agency, the US Environmental Protection Agency, training consultants and managers from large companies, this guide remains as popular as ever.
Recognised for its original and effective approach to the whole subject of change management in the context of improving resource efficiency and environmental performance, it is useful for assisting just about any change management process. It shows how senior management can carry staff with them and, conversely, how middle and junior managers can influence senior managers. If your employer manages change badly this could be just the guide to show the Directors how things could be so much better.
The managing change guide can be downloaded for free (and without the need to register) from this website: Managing Change Guide >>.
New Global Calculator aims to shows world we can cut carbon emissions and live well too
A new interactive online tool shows that cutting carbon emissions to limit global temperatures to a 2°C rise can be achieved while improving living standards. The Global Calculator, led by DECC and co-funded by Climate-KIC (the EU's main climate innovation initiative), was built in collaboration with ten leading international organisations from the US, China, India and Europe to model the world's energy, land, food and climate systems to 2050.
The interactive tool is aimed at businesses, NGOs and governments to consider the options for cutting carbon emissions and the trade-offs for energy and land use.
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1. Management of oursouthwest. From 1999 - 2010 this website was originally managed by Phil Harding whilst a Senior Policy Adviser (climate change, resource efficiency and sustainable development) at the Government Office for the South West (GOSW) in Bristol (UK). GOSW closed in 2011 but this site continues to be managed by Phil Harding on a freelance not-for-profit basis.
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