EIC News

EIC joins sister organisation ACE to launch Net Zero campaign

By |2020-03-13T15:41:40+00:00March 4th, 2020|EIC News|

How society responds to the Net Zero challenge is the biggest question of our time. The government has committed the UK to cutting greenhouse emissions to net zero and in doing so is playing its part in capping global heating at 1.5 degrees, thus mitigating the worst effects of climate change. How we design,

EIC responds to Scottish Government Low Emission Zone consultation

By |2020-03-13T15:43:54+00:00February 25th, 2020|EIC News|

EIC has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Low Emission Zone regulations and guidance. EIC welcomes Scotland’s LEZ ambition, but believe the scope needs to be extended, and the enforcement regime strengthened if it is to be successful. For example, the LEZ’s remit should be extended to more explicitly cover Transport Refrigeration Units

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) launches Natural Capital Tool

By |2020-03-13T15:55:09+00:00January 31st, 2020|EIC News|

Alistair Johnson from DEFRA, attended the recent report launch, Delivering Environmental Net Gain report where he introduced the new Enabling a Natural Capital Approach tool (ENCA). The online tool is intended to help policy makers, businesses, landowners and public sector organizations make better planning decisions in order to protect and to boost natural capital.

Report launch – Delivering Environmental Net Gain

By |2020-03-13T15:56:34+00:00January 31st, 2020|EIC News|

This week EIC released Delivering Environmental Net Gain at an event hosted by Robert Spencer, Chairman of the EIC Natural Capital Task force and Director of Sustainable development at AECOM. Attendees included SUEZ, DEFRA, Jacobs, HBF, Conservative Environment Network and Taylor Wimpey discuss the priorities for delivering environmental net gain. Abstract from Report: ‘The

Nominations now open for the C&E Awards – Net Zero Initiative of the Year category

By |2020-03-13T16:17:15+00:00January 20th, 2020|EIC News|

The annual Consultancy and Engineering Awards organised by the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) celebrate the outstanding achievements of our industry and champion the best people, initiatives and companies from the world of engineering and consultancy. Taking place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on Thursday 4 June 2020, the ceremony is

EIC pledges to achieve net zero

By |2019-12-11T15:32:05+00:00November 19th, 2019|EIC News|

EIC has joined the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), as well as members AECOM and WSP, in becoming the first signatories of Pledge to Net Zero. As governments around the world grapple with their own response to the climate and environmental emergency, the industry campaign is encouraging all organisations who work in the

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

By |2020-03-13T16:07:16+00:00November 6th, 2019|EIC News|

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 |2020-03-13T16:07:51+00:00October 16th, 2019|EIC News|

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,

Positive signs on the environment from new PM’s appointments

By |2020-03-13T16:10:42+00:00July 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