Big Society and the environment

Below you can find details of the inputs, outputs and responses to the successful conference on Big Society and the Environment organised by NWEL in October 2010:

Minister's response to Big Society and Environment Conference Report.  A detailed response to our Report from Richard Benyon MP, Minister for Natural Environment and Fisheries. 

Big Society and the Environment Conference Report.  The full report of our October 2010 conference, including key recommendations for national and local Government and civil society groups on how they can help realise the potential of the Big Society to protect and enhance our environment and fight climate change.

► Big Society and Environment Conference - raw data.  Workshop notes 1, Workshop notes 2, Workshop notes 3Ketso draft analysis.  Draft Conference Report based on this data has been circulated to participants for comment & ground-truthing. 

► "Big Society" and the Environment Conference, 27th October  

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