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EIC News

08 DEC 2022


We explore the taskforce and working group programme for the year ahead

We are delighted to share EIC’s taskforce and working group programme for 2023.

Following the EIC Advocacy refresh in the summer of 2022, four new taskforces were established which align with the themes of the Environmental Act: Air Quality, Nature and biodiversity, Waste and resource efficiency, and Water. Providing a constructively critical view of the Act’s implementation, the taskforces promote members’ skills, knowledge, and expertise in supporting its objectives. In addition to these, EIC continues with its working groups on Climate Change, Contaminated Land and Laboratory Analysis.

EIC’s taskforces and working groups bring our members together to help to formulate policy positions and shape our activity, including the creation of reports and thought-leadership to support our advocacy activity.

Highlights from the programme – which can be downloaded in full here – include:

  • Tackling the Barriers to Innovation – a report running across the activity of the four taskforces which brings together best-practice and case studies from members to highlight the required innovation to deliver economic growth within the framework of the Environment Act.
  • Environment Act implementation progress report – a report drawing on our members’ expertise as key delivery partners across the four taskforce areas which will be shared directly with Defra and Director General level officials.
  • Technical papers – on a range of topics including: Brownfield, DoW CoP and asbestos in soils, among others.

As well as providing a forum for issues to be discussed with the colleagues from across the environmental sector, our groups often welcome guests including policymakers from government, or expert speakers from the wider industry. Some of the proposed guest speakers include representatives from the BSI, CPRE, Defra, Department for Levelling Up, Department for Transport, Environment Agency, Imperial College, OFWAT, UKAS, and WRAP.

In addition, all members of our taskforce and working groups will have access to the EIC Live 2023 events programme, which has been carefully curated to complement the activity as outlined in our groups. This includes a new innovation campaign and a number of in-person conferences, a series of In Conversation With webinars, focusing on a key area of policy activity, and – new for next year – Hackathons and Meet the Buyer events.

Commenting on the 2023 taskforce and working group programme, Guto Davies, head of policy at EIC said: “I’m delighted to share our programme for 2023 which has been approved by the group chairs and the EIC Advisory Board.”

“Outlining the activity of and outputs from our taskforces and working groups for the year ahead, as well as some of the stakeholders who will be joining us over the course of the next meetings, it provides an overview of some of the opportunities membership can offer in 2023.”

“All of this activity will help to shape our advocacy on your behalf, creating the framework for engagement based on common sense, practical solutions and collaboration with government and policymakers at all levels. This is an exciting time for EIC, and I look forward to engaging with you all.”

Interested in finding out more? Would you, or a colleague, like to attend a specific taskforce or working group? Contact Natasha in membership today.

Download your copy of the taskforce and working group programme below.


EIC groups activity programme 2023

December 2022

Our forward-look activity plan for our taskforces and working groups.