Green Paper


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Green Paper

A consultation document issued by the UK Government, which contains policy proposals for discussion and open debate before a decision is taken on the final policy options. After a consultation period, the Government will normally publish firmer recommendations in a White Paper.
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In response to a written question last week, transport minister Robert Goodwill said there is currently no timetable for the green paper and that further issues are still being considered.
In tandem with its green paper, the Commission has also launched a consultation on carbon capture and storage (see separate artcile), a technique which, despite its cost, could be declared a priority by the Commission if the EU begins shale gas production.
Speaking at the Waste Free Oceans conference held in Brussels on March 7th, EuPC's Managing Director, Alexandre Dangis, also welcomed the launch of the Green Paper.
The issues to be considered in the green paper will include the changing strategic context, the lessons from recent operations, the exercise of "soft power" to prevent future conflicts, and the impact of technological changes.
raby called on the public, interest groups, such as in the tourism sector, as well as government to be on the lookout for the Green Paper and to give their final comments before it will be processed into a White Paper.
Although there was almost no mention of any part of the rental market, Arla welcomed the Green Paper as evidence that housing is back at the top of the political agenda for the first time for two generations.
The Green Paper is a substantial and thoughtful document but the challenge for all of us now is to debate and agree the key things that need to be taken forward from among the raft of proposals within it.
He said the Green Paper "should have contained wide-ranging, feasible solutions to Ireland's energy problems".
The MP, who chairs the Education and Skills Select Committee, today welcomed the Government's Youth Green Paper.
Discussion will also focus on Every Child Matters, the Government's Green paper setting out proposals for reforming the delivery of services for children, young people and families.
In the 1940s, to set itself apart from the competition, the paper started printing its front page on green paper, and in 1953 changed its name to the Valley News and Green Sheet.
The pensions green paper has received a mixed response from employer bodies and pensions experts.