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611, 2019

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

By |November 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 emissions targets though the Carbon

1610, 2019


By |October 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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, long term green policy framework

410, 2019

Guest blog: Citizens making sense of green data

By |October 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 life, contribute to environmental research

410, 2019

Guest blog: Exploring smart cities and lessons learnt

By |October 4th, 2019|Categories: EIC News|0 Comments

Parag Rastogi from arbnco Ltd, will explore Smart Cities at the upcoming Green Data Conference next week. Read his blog below, to find out more about his views on smart cities. The term “smart cities” is a much (ab)used word, as summarised by this article from the Centre for Cities, and resources cited therein. It is a nebulous term,

209, 2019

Guest blog: The critical importance of data sharing to improve infrastructure performance

By |September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 real and ‘data’ because digital

1908, 2019

Guest blog: The importance of Green Data and how it can support the UN Sustainable Development Goals

By |August 19th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 unprecedented level of focus on