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1003, 2020

Heathrow, Net Zero and the infrastructure strategy

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: EIC News|Tags: , |0 Comments

New webinar explores the impact of the court of appeal ruling on your project. The reverberations from the court of appeal’s decision to pause Heathrow expansion are being felt across our sector and wider industry. Following the legal precedent set by this decision, we have seen new cases being brought before the courts, notably to stop HS2, Drax and

503, 2020

EIC blogs on Environmental Net Gain at Edie

By |March 5th, 2020|Categories: EIC News|Tags: |0 Comments

Read the thoughts of the chair of our taskforce on Natural Capital in a blog on sustainable business website, Edie. He has written around the latest EIC report, Delivering Environmental Net Gain. In his piece, Robert Spencer, Director of Sustainable Development at AECOM explores how environmental net gain relates to natural capital and ecosystem services and how our report

403, 2020

EIC joins sister organisation ACE to launch Net Zero campaign

By |March 4th, 2020|Categories: EIC News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How society responds to the Net Zero challenge is the biggest question of our time. The government has committed the UK to cutting greenhouse emissions to net zero and in doing so is playing its part in capping global heating at 1.5 degrees, thus mitigating the worst effects of climate change. How we design, build and operate our buildings

2502, 2020

EIC responds to Scottish Government Low Emission Zone consultation

By |February 25th, 2020|Categories: EIC News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

EIC has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Low Emission Zone regulations and guidance. EIC welcomes Scotland’s LEZ ambition, but believe the scope needs to be extended, and the enforcement regime strengthened if it is to be successful. For example, the LEZ’s remit should be extended to more explicitly cover Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs), and also go beyond

502, 2020

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

By |February 5th, 2020|Categories: Press release|Tags: , , |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 the Bill to

3101, 2020

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

By |January 31st, 2020|Categories: EIC News|Tags: , |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