Staff posts

Organising and collaborating to meet net zero challenge

By |2020-09-09T12:29:02+01:00September 9th, 2020|EIC News, Staff posts|

The Environmental Industries Commission, working with ACE, is leading the way in galvanising the industry and its stakeholders as they strive to achieve net zero in the infrastructure sector, says Poppy Kettle. Covid-19 has highlighted the importance of resilience within society and infrastructure, and there is a general consensus that more concentration needs to

COP26 postponement allows for renewed commitment to net zero

By |2020-04-03T13:27:06+01:00April 3rd, 2020|Staff posts|

COP26, the global climate change gathering of over 26,000 attendees in Glasgow in November, is being delayed until next year, writes Poppy Kettle, net zero policy executive at EIC. On 1 April, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the government of the United Kingdom confirmed that COP26, November’s crucial global climate summit

The environment sector: a look ahead

By |2020-03-13T16:13:46+00:00April 12th, 2019|Staff posts|

By EIC Executive Director Matthew Farrow  It’s nearly 15 years since I became professionally involved in environmental issues, when I took the post of Head of Environmental Policy at the CBI.  Many ministers, consultations and strategies have come and gone over that period (during which I also worked at the Environmental Services Association and now

Spring Statement 2019: Issues for Environmental Business

By |2019-03-19T16:11:14+00:00March 13th, 2019|Staff posts|

On 13th March 2019, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, gave his Spring Statement to the House of Commons. The statement, compared to last year's Autumn Budget differed in that the Chancellor spent a significant proportion of his speech focusing on environmental issues. Key announcements for environmental businesses were: A 3-year Spending Review

Clean Air Strategy 2019 – Issues for Environmental Business

By |2019-01-14T12:51:12+00:00January 14th, 2019|Staff posts|

National emission targets: National emission reduction commitments have been set for five pollutants: fine particulate matter (PM2.5) – 30% reduction on 2005 baseline by 2020, 46% by 2030Ammonia (NH3) - 8% reduction on 2005 baseline by 2020, 16% by 2030nitrogen oxides (NOx) - 55% reduction on 2005 baseline by 2020, 73% by 2030sulphur dioxide (SO2)

Draft Agreement on the UK’s Withdrawal from the EU – Implications for Environmental Policy

By |2018-11-29T15:31:18+00:00November 20th, 2018|Staff posts|

DRAFT AGREEMENT ON UK’s WITHDRAWAL FROM THE EU – IMPLICATIONS FOR ENVIRONMENT POLICY It remains unclear whether the draft withdrawal agreement published last week will be enacted.  If it does, the impact on UK environmental regulations are likely to be as follows:   March 29 2019 to Dec 31 2020 – Transition period   In

The rise and rise of green politics

By |2019-03-18T12:26:04+00:00August 16th, 2018|Staff posts|

Written by EIC Director Matthew Farrow  Nearly 20 years ago, in the 1989 European elections, the Green Party won 14% of the vote.  At the time many felt that this heralded the start of the environment becoming a permanent fixture in British politics, but in fact it was something of a high watermark for

Five suggestions for the Waste & Resources Strategy

By |2018-10-18T11:41:26+01:00June 25th, 2018|Staff posts|

One of the many government strategies promised to us over the past year has been a Waste & Resources Strategy. Only a year ago many EIC members in this field were bemoaning the lack of government leadership in this field, yet now we have an assortment of resources-related targets in the 25 Year Environmental Plan