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Snapshot of what’s happening on environmental issues
The CIP Environmental Insight is a bimonthly update of what’s happening around the environmental agenda within the built environment. Its free and open to everyone. Some content is only available to subscribers of the CIP Environmental Manual and CIP Knowledge.
Environmental News & Policy Updates
In the last few weeks there has been growing pressure on the cement industry to reduce emissions. This week the investor community has spoken out warning that unless the industry reduces its carbon intensity, their future operation may be at risk. The implications for the construction sector would be vast.
Michael Gove’s last task as Environment Minister was to publish a summer policy statement providing an update and setting out further detail on the forthcoming Environment Bill. The update included more detail on 5 key priority areas, including:
- Resource and Waste Management
- Green Governance
- Air Quality
- Restoring and enhancing green spaces
- Sustainable water resource
As part of the radical change of cabinet from new Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Theresa Villiers has been appointed as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
The CIP Environmental Manual is a great resource to help navigate environmental issues when working in the built environment. It is written by industry experts and provides practical advice on complying with legislation together with best practice. For more information on subscribing to the manual click here
The Environment Agency has announced plans to review all existing Quality Protocols (QP) produced in 2014/15 which provide the basis on which end-of-waste can be declared on specific waste types.
Discovery of pollution in snow fall from the arctic to the alps leads to call for urgent research on human health impacts.
In our latest blog we hear from Martin Ballard, Group Environment Manager at Willmott Dixon, on the role construction can play in maintaining and enhancing water quality in the UK.
CCS Scheme introduces new e-learning course “Plastics and Packaging”
As part of the CCS Best practice hub and following on from the success of the “Spotlight on Plastics” a new e-learning course on Plastics and Packaging has been launched in the CCS Best Practice Hub. The course includes modules on the impact of plastics pollution and what can be done to tackle the problem as well as some practical examples for application. You can access the course here.
An initiative run by Ocean Conservancy is working with individuals and business across the world to protect the ocean from today’s greatest challenges. During the coastal clean-up volunteer’s combe lakes, rivers and beaches around the world for rubbish. To set up your own clean up or to find a session local to you click here. 32 years and healing is the theme for this year’s World Ozone Day, celebrating over 3 decades of remarkable international cooperation to protect the ozone layer and the climate under the Montreal Protocol. Find our more here. Clean up the World was established in 1993, connecting community groups, businesses and local governments to carry out activities that address local environmental issues. To find out more and organise your own Clean up the world Weekend click here.
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