net zero

Little progress made on UK’s net zero pledge

By |2020-06-25T16:37:49+01:00June 25th, 2020|EIC News|

A year after the UK signed its net zero pledge and as the Committee on Climate Change publishes its progress report, a shift of gear is required by government, says Poppy Kettle, net zero policy executive at EIC. Saturday 27 June marks one year since the signing of the net zero pledge into UK

Pledge to Net Zero campaign re-opens on World Environment Day

By |2020-06-11T11:20:59+01:00June 3rd, 2020|EIC News|

In November 2019, the Pledge to Net Zero initiative was launched with the Environmental Industries Commissions (EIC) and sister organisation Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) the among the first signatories of the campaign which also included ACE and EIC member firms AECOM and WSP. Since the launch of the campaign 44 industry organisations

Replay our webinar: Heathrow, Net Zero and the Infrastructure Strategy

By |2020-03-26T16:50:56+00:00March 23rd, 2020|EIC News|

ACE chief executive Hannah Vickers was joined by director of external affairs, Julian Francis and  Matthew Farrow to discuss the implications of the Court of Appeal ruling on Heathrow's expansion. Building on some of the themes outlined by Hannah Vickers' in a piece for The Planner, the magazine for the Royal Town Planning Institute

Webinar: Heathrow, Net Zero and the infrastructure strategy

By |2020-03-10T15:59:33+00:00March 19th, 2020|

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 a number of road schemes, to ensure they are similarly

Matthew Farrow on what the Budget means for our sector

By |2020-03-11T15:51:50+00:00March 11th, 2020|EIC News|

Responding to the Budget, EIC Executive Director Matthew Farrow said: "Rishi Sunak has made a decent start on the green agenda in his first budget. A good win for EIC is the abolition of red diesel subsidies and the ending of this tax relief on pollution is welcome and levels the playing field for low

Heathrow, Net Zero and the infrastructure strategy

By |2020-03-10T16:04:45+00:00March 10th, 2020|EIC News|

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

EIC blogs on Environmental Net Gain at Edie

By |2020-03-13T15:40:42+00:00March 5th, 2020|EIC News|

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

EIC joins sister organisation ACE to launch Net Zero campaign

By |2020-03-13T15:41:40+00:00March 4th, 2020|EIC News|

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,