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
At a press conference televised live on the BBC on Saturday night (31 October), the Prime Minister Boris Johnson shared details of a new plan to fight coronavirus in England. With the number of COVID infections rising rapidly across much of the country, he outlined a month-long lockdown to start from this Thursday (5 November). The Prime Minister stressed
The Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events continues on Wednesday 11 November at 3pm with a live interview with Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). The CCC provides independent, expert advice about reducing greenhouse gas emissions to UK and devolved governments and reports progress towards meeting emissions targets to the UK parliament and parliaments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.