EIC has shared details of its forthcoming in-person meetings in September.
The first following the advocacy refresh announced in July, they will offer members the opportunity to engage ‘face-to-face’ with decision makers and policy experts from across the environmental sector.
The advocacy refresh, first presented to members at EIC’s parliamentary reception, reflects chapters of the environment act with new taskforces exploring Air Quality, Nature and Biodiversity, Waste and resource efficiency and Water. These are complemented with our groups on Contaminated Land and Laboratory Analysis.
This framework will ensure EIC is able to clearly articulate member concerns, determine actionable policy asks, and unlock the business opportunities of tomorrow.
Our Environmental Laboratories group meets on Wednesday 7 September at 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Jacobs’ offices in London. Attendees will meet with UKAS, the UK Accreditation Service to discuss current technical issues around water sampling. To get involved please contact Michael Lunn today.
The next day on Thursday 8 September at 10.00am to 11.30am, the Nature and Biodiversity taskforce meets at Jacobs’ offices in London. Attendees will hear from the author of Defra’s Biodiversity metrics consultation paper and the subsequent discussions will helps shape EIC’s submission and ongoing engagement. To get involved please contact Paul Barnes today.
Finally, our Contaminated Land group meets at Ramboll’s offices in London on Tuesday 13 September at 11am to 1pm.11.00am to 1.00pm. Attendees will hear from the Environment Agency around EIC’s ongoing engagement, which will be followed by an open discussion and workshop of current regulatory changes, including the National Planning and Policy Framework (NPPF). To get involved please contact Michael Lunn today.
Guto Davies, head of policy at EIC said: “Following the refresh of our advocacy approach earlier this Summer, we’re delighted to share the environmental stakeholders who will be joining us at our meetings in September. Our groups and taskforces offer members unique opportunities to hear from policymaking experts, as well as a chance to shape our engagement.”
“For our approach to be a success, we need as many members as possible to join us on our journey. This is why our taskforces are open to anyone working for an EIC member and we welcome people with new ideas, energy and enthusiasm.”
Interested in joining an EIC taskforce or group? Get in touch with membership today.