As the UK gears up for COP26, ACE and EIC members are invited to get involved Net Zero Week, a new campaign which takes place 17 to 23 July 2021. EIC and sister organisation ACE are working alongside around 25 other business associations from across industry to showcase how each sector is taking positive steps towards a carbon free-future. Our
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 the Economics of Biodiversity. They
In 2018 and 2019 the Government dramatically set reset the scale of our environmental ambitions. The 25 year Environment Plan was followed by an Air Quality Strategy that went beyond existing targets, and then the first legislated net zero target in the world. By 2020 we had a new Prime Minister and the biggest quarterly fall in GDP on
Most built environment sectors are unprepared for Net Zero, with water, ports and airports the least ready, according to a major joint report by EIC and sister organisation, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE). Are we ready? Delivering Net Zero in the built environment polled more than 130 Net Zero and sustainability experts who work across different areas of the built environment.
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 needed to show a sense
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 dawning that the UK had