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Strategy to Reality: getting smart cities to deliver for the environment

By |2019-11-06T11:32:49+00:00November 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

To read the full report, click here. CITIES CONTINUE TO MISS SMART ENVIRONMENTAL OPPORTUNITIES The Environmental Industries Commission’s (EIC) latest report analyses the extent to which cities are capitalising on the potential of smart environmental opportunities. The report finds that: Cities face huge challenges to deliver their environmental ambitions. Cities that have recorded 2020

EIC WELCOMES ENVIRONMENT BILL

By |2019-10-16T16:06:53+01:00October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Commenting on today’s publication of the Environment Bill, Matthew Farrow, Environmental Industries Commission Executive Director said: We strongly welcome the Bill.  Government policy is rightly becoming much more ambitious, which means the innovation and insights that environmental technology and services firms have is needed more than ever.  They and their investors need a coherent,

Guest blog: Citizens making sense of green data

By |2019-10-04T11:26:45+01:00October 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Dr Erinma Ochu MBE, Lecturer in Science Communication & Future Media from University of Salford will lead a session on 'Citizens making sense of green data'. Find out more about what will be covered in the conference next week. Citizen science, and in particular environmental citizen science is where the public, from different walks of

Guest blog: Exploring smart cities and lessons learnt

By |2019-10-04T11:28:16+01:00October 4th, 2019|EIC News|

Parag Rastogi from arbnco Ltd, will explore Smart Cities at the upcoming Green Data Conference next week. Read his blog below, to find out more about his views on smart cities. The term “smart cities” is a much (ab)used word, as summarised by this article from the Centre for Cities, and resources cited therein.

Guest blog: The critical importance of data sharing to improve infrastructure performance

By |2019-09-02T11:09:42+01:00September 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Mark Enzer, Chief Technical Officer at Mott MacDonald, discusses the importance of data sharing for improving infrastructure. It is very apt that this year’s EIC conference should bring together two of the most significant themes not only for the built environment, but also for wider society: ‘green data’. ‘Green’ because the climate emergency is

Guest blog: The importance of Green Data and how it can support the UN Sustainable Development Goals

By |2019-08-19T12:59:29+01:00August 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Dr Simon Gardner, Head of Digital Environment, Natural Environment Research Council (part of UK Research and Innovation), talks about the importance of Green Data and how it can support the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The focus of this year's EIC Green Data Conference is very timely. The Delivery Plans recently published by UKRI contain an

Positive signs on the environment from new PM’s appointments

By |2019-07-31T10:40:04+01:00July 31st, 2019|EIC News|

It’s early days yet, but there are some initial positive signs for environmental policy in the new prime minister’s governmental appointments, says Matthew Farrow. To say that Boris Johnson has hit the ground running as the new prime minister is something of an understatement. We’ve seen a brutal cabinet makeover, the recall of controversial

EIC to conduct ‘innovation audit’ of DEFRA 25 Year Environment Plan

By |2019-06-11T09:40:49+01:00June 11th, 2019|EIC News, Press release|

The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC), the trade association for the environmental technology and services sector, is working with EIC member Ramboll’s Environment & Health team to prepare a report on the extent to which new innovation will be needed to deliver the Government’s flagship 25 Year Environment Plan.  Commenting on the work, EIC Executive Director Matthew Farrow said: