Truss maps risky strategy for housing Locked

The new prime minister is banking on economic success and investment zones to stimulate housing. It’s a gamble that’s not guaranteed to work, warns Lichfields planning expert, Matthew Spry.


UK falling behind on achieving SDGs Locked

Eight years before the deadline, report finds gaps or inadequate performance on nearly two-thirds of the goals.


Government body levers private finance into brownfield sites Locked

Homes England places new focus on brownfield regeneration and the promotion of investment opportunities in the residential sector.


Arup to advise on ‘exemplar’ green business park Locked

Brownfield project hopes to deliver 3,000 new jobs for Liverpool city region and to benefit from the Liverpool freeport


Mapping the PFAS jungle Locked

Ian Grant provides a summary of Dr Claire Stone's presentation at Brownfield Scotland 2022 entitled: Analysis of PFAS – Methods, Limitations and a Case Study, and the subsequent discussion about the challenges and constraints of current laboratory and analytical methodologies


Brownfield wildlife to gain legal protection Locked

Environment secretary George Eustice says some wildlife on brownfield sites will gain legal protection in the site classification shake up


Taking samples at former landfill site deemed potentially unlawful Locked

Last year Spelthorne Borough Council’s environment and sustainability committee wanted to conduct an investigation into the site, but legal advice said taking samples could be potentially unlawful without adequate evidence


Expert Opinion: Net zero - what will life be like in 2050? Locked

Frédérique Carrier, head of investment strategy, RBC Wealth Management, looks at some of the current challenges to achieving net zero, some feasible solutions, and what the world of tomorrow might look like if these solutions are not only implemented, but effectively paid for.

Global, UK

Developing the next generation of brownfield talent

Environment Analyst's Brownfield and Regeneration Network hosted a recent roundtable discussion to discuss the widespread skills shortage currently affecting the sector.


Early engagement and collaboration key to sustainable regeneration Locked

Environment Analyst's Brownfield and Regeneration Network hosted a recent summit to discuss sustainability and net zero goals through brownfield regeneration and redevelopment.


Social Value: bringing sustainability to the people Locked

Insight report: In a world facing climate and biodiversity jeopardy, which is reeling from COVID-19, EA investigates how legislation designed for UK procurement contracts is gaining international influence


What is sustainable remediation and how can it be achieved?

Environment Analyst's Brownfield and Regeneration Network hosted a recent roundtable discussing the opportunities and challenges ahead in achieving sustainable remediation


Vistry announces science-based net zero plan Locked

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


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?


AECOM to monitor Greater Manchester air quality Locked

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


UK publishes hydrogen strategy Locked

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


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


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

Europe, Global, UK

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


Clarity needed on councils’ role in net zero Locked

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


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


Ofwat approves £2.7bn build back better spending Locked

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


Water quality pollution incidents unacceptable Locked

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


Greater Manchester’s sustainable travel initiative launched Locked

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


'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


Green rebuild and dynamic M&A to transform environmental sector  Locked

Innovative financing methods and a burgeoning demand for expertise are triggering rapid evolution of the environmental & sustainability consulting M&A market, concluded a lively panel session at the Environment Analyst Business Summit 2021

Global, North America, UK

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. 


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.


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


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