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502, 2020

Calls to go beyond “biodiversity net gain” and introduce “environmental net gain”

By |February 5th, 2020|Categories: Press release|0 Comments

In a report published today, the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) argues for the introduction of “Environmental Net Gain”, building on the concept of Biodiversity Net Gain currently enshrined in the Environment Bill, to also include wider improvements in Natural Capital. The group, which represents the businesses which deliver environmental solutions, is calling on amendments to

3101, 2020

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

By |January 31st, 2020|Categories: EIC News|0 Comments

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. Alastair explained it is the

3101, 2020

Report launch – Delivering Environmental Net Gain

By |January 31st, 2020|Categories: EIC News|0 Comments

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 direction of travel set out

3001, 2020

Environment Bill 2020

By |January 30th, 2020|Categories: EIC News|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Environment Bill was introduced into parliament on 15 October 2019. It was re-introduced to parliament following a general election on 30 January 2020. The Environment Bill 2020 sets out how we plan to protect and improve the natural environment in the UK. Matthew Farrow, EIC Executive Director said: "It’s good to see the Bill brought back to Parliament

2801, 2020

Net Zero taskforce launched with experts from ACE and EIC membership bases

By |January 28th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Business leaders from the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) and Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) have joined forces for a new campaign to analyse how we can redesign UK infrastructure to enable us to reach Net Zero by 2050. Chaired by Sarah Prichard of ACE member BuroHappold, a joint Net Zero Taskforce will bring together experts and leaders from

2001, 2020

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

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: EIC News|Tags: |0 Comments

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 the highlight of the industry’s