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2005, 2021

Pledge to Net Zero passes 100 milestone

By |May 20th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Pledge to Net Zero has signed up more than 100 companies to the initiative which was created to enable those working in the environmental services sector to take a leadership role in the transition to a Net Zero carbon economy. Launched in late 2019, EIC is a founding partner alongside members AECOM and WSP in the UK. In February, the

1405, 2021

Queen’s Speech announces return of the Environment Bill

By |May 14th, 2021|Categories: Press release|0 Comments

Matthew Farrow, director of policy at the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) which represents the companies, large and small, working in the environmental technologies and services sector, said: “The unavoidable delay in the Environment Bill to allow for covid legislation was understandable, but the Government now has to make up for missed time over the coming weeks and months. It

1405, 2021

No quick fixes on the road to net zero

By |May 14th, 2021|Categories: EIC News|0 Comments

Ministers must wean themselves off quick-fix policy announcements to address net zero and instead adopt a more coordinated approach, says Matthew Farrow. Everyone likes a round number, especially politicians, so no surprise that when Rishi Sunak announced the snappily named Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) last year he allocated exactly £1bn to it. Having said that, the PSDS is actually

1304, 2021

A message from ACE chair, Paul Reilly

By |April 13th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hannah Vickers is stepping down as chief executive of EIC’s sister organisation ACE in July 2021 to join major construction and consultancy firm, Mace. ACE’s board has already started the process of finding a replacement. Current ACE chair Paul Reilly said: “On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Hannah for her huge contribution and wish her all

2903, 2021

Net Zero Week: Get Involved Now

By |March 29th, 2021|Categories: EIC News|0 Comments

As the UK gears up for COP26, ACE and EIC members are invited to get involved Net Zero Week, a new campaign which takes place 17 to 23 July 2021. EIC and sister organisation ACE are working alongside around 25 other business associations from across industry to showcase how each sector is taking positive steps towards a carbon free-future. Our

2303, 2021

Keeping the Government honest on the environment

By |March 23rd, 2021|Categories: EIC News, Staff posts|Tags: |0 Comments

With the scale and breadth of the Government’s environmental ambitions, the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) is set to have a key role for years to come, says Matthew Farrow. Recently I was in a meeting with some of the Treasury officials who worked on the recently published Dasgupta review on the Economics of Biodiversity. They