What does being 'confident' actually mean in terms of creating a more inclusive workplace? Defra Permanent Secretary Clare Moriarty gives her view.
Blogs about or by members of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
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Sir Mark Walport believes a fundamental reappraisal of how we deal with waste can have real economic, environmental and social benefits.
As Defra Permanent Secretary Clare Moriarty explains, at every stage of creating the department's new strategy, the aim was to keep it simple and clear.
Jeremy Heywood introduces the updated principles underpinning policy consultation, which he calls one of the most important activities undertaken by government.
As world leaders meet in Paris to reach agreement on tackling climate change, Defra Permanent Secretary Clare Moriarty tells us how the UK is doing in greening government.
In the wake of the recent notifications of Bird Flu in the UK, David Harris from the Animal and Plant Health Agency updates his blog on how his team handle exotic diseases.
Sir Jeremy talks about the Red Tape Challenge, and highlights the key achievements to date and the important work that DEFRA is doing on this agenda.