Funding the great build-back: where investments will be greenest Locked

Environment Analyst's latest briefing explores the financial recovery packages proposed by the world's major economies, which vary enormously in their commitments to build back greener

UK

Expert Opinion: Why our society and economy need nature-based solutions Locked

Principal ecologist at Atkins, Kate Vincent makes the case for using nature-based solutions to drag us out of this climate mess

UK

Difficult decisions ahead for environmental business leaders Locked

As lockdown lifts and the economic consequences of this pandemic become clearer, environmental consultancy business leaders will face some difficult decisions over the next few months

UK

Expert Opinion: What does recovery look like for regulated infrastructure? Locked

As lockdown measures begin to ease, what does the future look like for the UK regulated infrastructure sector, and how can organisations start to plan for the ‘new normal’?

UK

Off-the-shelf solution to UK’s housing crisis Locked

Why modular housing could be the UK’s answer to brownfield development in spite of COVID-19 restrictions

UK

Insight Briefing: Strategic planning for the crisis and post-crisis era Locked

The third of our special reports based on AEC Advisors’ CEO Forum series, addressing COVID-19 impacts and mitigation strategies, provides views based on the bosses of Environmental Partners, Kleinfelder, Stantec and WSP. Liz Trew reports

Global, North America, UK

PFAS – a global contamination issue Locked

Environment Analyst’s virtual seminar on PFAS shed light on the subject from an international perspective bringing together experts from the science and laboratory communities, geotechnical engineering and remediation from the UK, Australia and the United States.  Will Hatchett reports.

Europe, Global, UK

Insight Briefing: Adapting strategy and planning for the ‘other side'

Environment Analyst gains exclusive access to an extraordinary virtual gathering of consulting and professional services firm CEOs to learn how their businesses are adapting to the new norms and rapidly-evolving business outlook, and what is expected to come in the aftermath of COVID-19

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Expert Opinion: What COVID-19 can teach us about risk and uncertainty Locked

An infectious disease outbreak was a far greater risk than people thought. Joris Winters of Arcadis asks if a stronger focus on uncertainty could have made us more prepared?

Europe, Global, UK

Coronavirus will drive ESG investing ‘skywards’ Locked

Sustainable, responsible and impactful - or ESG - investing is expected to skyrocket in line with stakeholder value-driven business in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and its economic impacts

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, North America, UK

Improving the value proposition of environmental consultancy Locked

The first Environment Analyst Business Leaders’ Forum meeting of 2020 saw animated discussion around three interrelated themes of digital disruption, value proposition and the future environmental consultant

Europe, Global, UK

Insight Briefing: Leadership at a time of crisis

Environment Analyst presents a special briefing exploring leadership strategies for consulting firms during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Expert opinion: Timing is (almost) everything to deliver net zero Locked

Business, councils and communities on their zero-carbon journeys face the same challenge: how do they effectively measure the progress and real contribution of their choices?

UK

UK environmental consultancy gathers momentum with Brexit worries sidelined

Brexit fails to dampen sector thanks to a resurgent public sector spending and continued infrastructure activity. And there’s change at the top as WSP, Jacobs, RSK, AECOM and Mott MacDonald lead the pack, while APEM, Delta-Simons and Sweco enter EA’s Top 30 for the first time.

Europe, Global, UK

Planning slow to respond to growing flood risk Locked

Global warming will make flooding an important element in UK planning for the foreseeable future. But policy makers have yet to catch up.

UK

Faster planning promised in white paper reforms Locked

A statutory new homes ombudsman, restriction of ‘land banking’ and a larger Housing Infrastructure Fund are on the menu for the next Parliamentary session, which will bring a planning white paper.

UK

Will blue MPs make England greener? Locked

The collapse of Labour’s ‘red wall’, will strengthen local campaigns against development on the green belt, particularly in the Midlands and North.

UK

Benefits of ‘daylighting’ UK’s forgotten rivers Locked

With flooding become a regular occurrence and brownfield sites increasingly favoured for regeneration, expert and emeritus professor, David Lerner, believes that its time to bring more culverted rivers back into the open.

UK

Benefits of ‘daylighting’ UK’s forgotten rivers Locked

With flooding become a regular occurrence and brownfield sites increasingly favoured for regeneration, expert and emeritus professor, David Lerner, believes that its time to bring more culverted rivers back into the open.

UK

Liverpool’s assets – docks, galleries, tech and the Beatles Locked

The north of England seems to be on the up, at least if you believe politicians’ promises. Here we look at what this might mean for Liverpool and its region.

UK

Conservatives promise a greener shade of blue Locked

Infrastructure, energy and the environment are at the heart of the Conservative election manifesto. ‘Big ticket’ infrastructure decisions are left to the private sector and for northern political leaders to sort out.

UK

Freedom to demolish could be Conservatives’ ‘next big thing’ Locked

A simplified procedure allowing developers to demolish commercial buildings and replace them with homes could figure large in the policies of a new Conservative Government.

UK

North could be key to UK growth in the twenty-first century Locked

Breaking the Brexit deadlock could mean that more money is set to be spent in the north of England on green energy, transport and housing, whoever wins the election. Will Hatchett reports.

UK

Green belt falls by 3,290ha in last year, says Government Locked

The amount of green belt in England fell by 0.2% in the past year - the second largest decrease in the past nine years, according to 2018/19 statistics.

UK

MIPIM UK outlines future directions for property industry Locked

Mipim UK covered a host of issues ranging from Brexit, devolution and Climate Change to Modern Methods of Manufacture, the speed of Housebuilding and Smart Cities.

UK

Views vary on Brexit threat to environmental regulation Locked

How completely will environmental protections in EU law be retained and preserved after Brexit? It depends who you ask.

UK

Calls for stricter regulation at RemSoc Conference Locked

Delegates vote overwhelmingly for stricter and better resourced regulation in lively panel debates.

UK

Grenfell report should worry all urbanites Locked

The Government’s report into post-Grenfell land contamination was supposed to ease people’s fears, but it might make Londoners feel worse. Eoin Redahan reports. 

UK

The race is on for sustainable towns and cities Locked

Environment Analyst’s Sustainable Towns and Cities Conference covered topics ranging from town planning to energy systems. Ian Grant listens to some of solutions proposed.

UK

Conservatives target infrastructure, climate change and ugly developments

The Conservative Party conference was inevitably dominated by Brexit, but there was also a raft of announcements on infrastructure, a new package of measures to help meet the UK’s Net Zero target for 2050, and on localism in planning. But concerns over Brexit’s impacts on environmental standards and the UK's ability to meet carbon budgets persist.

UK