Staff posts

Keeping the Government honest on the environment

By |2021-03-23T10:55:09+00:00March 23rd, 2021|EIC News, Staff posts|

With the scale and breadth of the Government’s environmental ambitions, the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) is set to have a key role for years to come, says Matthew Farrow. Recently I was in a meeting with some of the Treasury officials who worked on the recently published Dasgupta review on

Net Zero: Private sector investment and innovation are essential to delivering Government ambitions

By |2020-11-18T14:52:33+00:00November 18th, 2020|EIC News, Staff posts|

Matthew Farrow on the PM’s 10 point plan for Net Zero and what it means for members. It's been a long time coming but the Prime Minister finally announced a 10 point plan for Net Zero last night. With, as Boris Johnson pointed out, one year to go to the postponed COP 26, he

Brexit’s silver lining for the environment

By |2020-11-04T11:32:43+00:00November 4th, 2020|EIC News, Staff posts|

There are risks to the environment from Brexit but, as Matthew Farrow explains, some causes for optimism too as the UK prepares to leave the EU. Vote Leave poster in a field I well remember the fury and panic that flooded the environmental twittersphere around 4am on 24 June 2016. It was

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)