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

By |2020-01-20T15:17:58+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


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: 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

EIC comments on Clean Air Strategy

By |2019-01-14T12:36:12+00:00January 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Today the government launched its Clean Air Strategy, following a consultation last summer on a draft version. EIC Executive Director Matthew Farrow commented Whatever course Brexit takes in the next few years, thousands of people will still be dying from air pollution.  It is welcome to see the Government recognising that we must do better,