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
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.
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
To read the full report, click here. Cities continue to miss smart environmental opportunities The Environmental Industries Commission’s (EIC) latest report analyses the extent to which cities are capitalising on the potential of smart environmental opportunities. The report finds that: Cities face huge challenges to deliver their environmental ambitions. Cities that have recorded 2020