UK’s infrastructure pipeline valued at £400bn Locked

The UK infrastructure pipeline remains solid, but the long-term trajectory suggests committed infrastructure spending is in decline

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Banks warned about doing business with oil companies Locked

Client Earth states banks are jeopardising their reputations and legal responsibilities by financing a new oil field

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Vistry announces science-based net zero plan Locked

New entrant to UK construction lays out green credentials in net zero strategy and sustainability appointments 

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Expert Opinion: Is it time for a Liveability Impact Assessment? Locked

EIA is a well established staple of the environmental & sustainability consulting industry. But does "environment" truly reflect the health, wellbeing, social cohesion and economic health aspects of any good EIA today?

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UK publishes hydrogen strategy Locked

UK government aims for £1bn hydrogen economy by 2030 and £13bn industry by 2050

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AECOM to monitor Greater Manchester air quality Locked

Large-scale contract supports city-region’s Clean Air Plan

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Assess the environmental impacts but focus on the outcomes Locked

Mott MacDonald’s Luke Strickland provides a compelling case for how technology can finally help us achieve outcome-focused environmental assessment

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Expert to lead on sustainability for Royal HaskoningDHV Locked

UK-based Matthew Hunt holds a PhD in climate change and ecology and has been with the consultancy since 2007

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Expert Opinion: Environmental consultants to gain from waste revolution Locked

The largest changes to waste and recycling services in a generation are being introduced across the UK. Dr Adam Read, director of external affairs at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK and president of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), unpicks the implications for the environmental industry

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Clarity needed on councils’ role in net zero Locked

Report from the National Audit Office identifies lack of clarity, piecemeal funding and diffuse accountabilities

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UK’s natural capital valued at £921bn Locked

The ONS has calculated the value of the UK’s natural capital highlighting the increasing value of renewable, timber and mineral assets; and the ongoing decline of fossil fuels

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Ofwat approves £2.7bn build back better spending Locked

Additional investment provided for COVID-19 recovery, natural flood management and improving water quality

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Greater Manchester’s sustainable travel initiative launched Locked

AECOM supports Greater Manchester in efforts to boost sustainable business travel across the region

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Water quality pollution incidents unacceptable Locked

Environment Agency describes Southern Water and South West Water’s environmental performance assessment scores as ‘consistently unacceptable’

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'Outcomes before processes' key to project design Locked

Inclusive design moves up the agenda as the world aims to build back better. Nick Cottam reports on Jacobs' latest expert talk hosted by Environment Analyst's Sustainability Delivery Group

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Spotlight on procurement for sustainable value Locked

Today’s atmosphere of woke environmentalism is compelling a reversal of traditional construction practices to align with much needed - and in many cases, mandated - sustainable goals. The process of procurement is no longer an absolute system, if it ever was. 

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Transport decarbonisation plan ‘bold’ but lacking detail Locked

Plan reveals the government's intended milestones for the phase-out of diesel and petrol vehicles and how it will support the further roll-out of EVs and associated infrastructure. EA dissects the latest piece of the jigsaw to meet the UK's net zero obligations.

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UK energy transition: a clear pathway to net zero Locked

Hydrogen, offshore wind and EVs are all growth areas, but major challenges exist to decarbonise domestic heating and industrial fuels and to bridge the energy gap. Ian Grant reports

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Losses for UK oil plcs Locked

UK Oil & Gas, which owns the Horse Hill oil wells near Gatwick Airport, is developing new oil interests in Turkey

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Government ‘toothless’ on natural capital, says EAC Locked

In a wide-ranging critique, the Environmental Audit Committee accuses the government of failing to protect UK biodiversity

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ADAS to develop green map of UK Locked

Enhancing green infrastructure in urban areas is a key part of the UK’s 25-year environment plan

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Waste sector commits to net zero Locked

Through its membership body, the ESA, the UK waste management and recycling industry has signed up to an ambitious plan to reduce its carbon footprint

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Procurement rules 'quantum leap' for sustainability Locked

Contracts for public bodies must now demonstrate evidence of carbon cutting

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Guidance for UK ‘green’ space programme Locked

The environmental permitting requirements for spaceport applications may create a new market for environmental consultancy

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Hydrogen opportunity bypassing the UK Locked

Industry leaders fear that the UK is falling behind on its promise of creating a 'world leading' hydrogen market

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Natural England clarifies stance on offshore wind Locked

New guidance published to clarify Natural England’s stance on the the offshore wind sector

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Household ghg emissions: public enemy number one Locked

Commentators from the consultancy team supporting the compilation of the UK’s 2021 Environmental Accounts - Ricardo Energy & Environment - discuss the UK’s household greenhouse gas emissions problem and why £60bn is needed to tackle it

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EPR secures contract to ‘re-wet’ woodland Locked

The Kent project aims to reverse drying out, which is factor influencing the long-term decline of woodland birds

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Biodiversity net gain to be required for NSIPs Locked

An amendment to the forthcoming Environment Bill will require nationally significant infrastructure projects to provide biodiversity net gain – one of several new government commitments to nature

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Construction surge led by house building Locked

The economic recovery of the construction sector is dogged by worsening supply chain shortages

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