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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

3107, 2019

Positive signs on the environment from new PM’s appointments

By |July 31st, 2019|Categories: EIC News|0 Comments

It’s early days yet, but there are some initial positive signs for environmental policy in the new prime minister’s governmental appointments, says Matthew Farrow. To say that Boris Johnson has hit the ground running as the new prime minister is something of an understatement. We’ve seen a brutal cabinet makeover, the recall of controversial Vote Leave adviser Dominic Cummings

1106, 2019

EIC to conduct ‘innovation audit’ of DEFRA 25 Year Environment Plan

By |June 11th, 2019|Categories: EIC News, Press release|0 Comments

The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC), the trade association for the environmental technology and services sector, is working with EIC member Ramboll’s Environment & Health team to prepare a report on the extent to which new innovation will be needed to deliver the Government’s flagship 25 Year Environment Plan.  Commenting on the work, EIC Executive Director Matthew Farrow said:  “The 25 Year Plan sets

1204, 2019

The environment sector: a look ahead

By |April 12th, 2019|Categories: Staff posts|0 Comments

By EIC Executive Director Matthew Farrow  It’s nearly 15 years since I became professionally involved in environmental issues, when I took the post of Head of Environmental Policy at the CBI.  Many ministers, consultations and strategies have come and gone over that period (during which I also worked at the Environmental Services Association and now at EIC), but it is

1303, 2019

Spring Statement 2019: Issues for Environmental Business

By |March 13th, 2019|Categories: Staff posts|0 Comments

On 13th March 2019, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, gave his Spring Statement to the House of Commons. The statement, compared to last year's Autumn Budget differed in that the Chancellor spent a significant proportion of his speech focusing on environmental issues. Key announcements for environmental businesses were: A 3-year Spending Review will be conducted before summer