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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

3101, 2020

Report launch – Delivering Environmental Net Gain

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