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Latest news and updates from the Environmental Policy and Economics practice.

Logika Group recognised as ‘Top 25 leading player’ in UK environmental and sustainability (E&S) consulting landscape

Logika Group is excited to announce it has been recognised as one of the top 25 players within the sector by leading industry publication, Environmental Analyst.

 

Appointment of Non-Executive Director

Logika Group has appointed experienced industry leader, Tim Curtis, as its first Non-Executive Director to drive its next stage of growth

 

Workshop for substitution of targeted hazardous chemicals

The European Commission is hosting a workshop in co-operation with a group of contractors led by the Logika Group in the context of the study Strengthening the role of substitution planning in the context of REACH and other EU chemicals legislation.

 

DEFRA Consultation on Proposed Amendments to the UK Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulations

The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of persistent, toxic and bio-accumulative chemicals that undergo long-range environmental transport. 

 

Council adopts ‘general approach’ on a proposal to review the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED)

The European Environment Council have adopted a general approach on the proposal to revise the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) (Directive 2010/75/EU).

 

 

 

European Commission new regulation proposals: Net-Zero Industry and Critical Raw Materials Acts

The European Commission has unveiled two new legislative proposals: the Net-Zero Industry and Critical Raw Materials Acts. These Acts aim to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, enhance the sustainability of the EU's industry, and ensure the supply of essential raw materials for the transition to a decarbonized economy.

 

João Pedro Silva joins the Logika Group as a Principal Consultant in its Environmental Policy & Economics Practice

João Pedro is a biodiversity expert with 25 years of experience in EU policy implementation and evaluation. He has delivered successful projects for the European Commission, private sector organizations, and NGOs

 

The EIP and Biodiversity

In January 2023, the latest EIP (EIP23) was published. This plan both reports on the achievements of the first 5 years post publication of the 25YEP, as well as providing more detail on how the original aims will be achieved

 

Environment Improvement Plan 2023: Clean Air

When Defra published the 25 Year Environment Plan (25YEP) in 2018, Clean Air was the first of its 10 goals. Poor air quality has been identified as the greatest environmental threat to human health, in addition to the significant negative impacts air pollution has on ecosystems and biodiversity.

 

Environment Improvement Plan 2023

On 31st January, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) published the much-anticipated revision of its cross-cutting framework strategy for the environment, the Environmental Improvement Plan 2023. The plan is the first revision of the 25-Year Environment Plan, required by law every five years under the Environment Act 2021.

 

Using cost effectiveness analysis to maximise the impact of climate investments

Global spending on climate change should increase 600% per year by 2030 to fund the transition required to keep temperature rises to 1.5°C. In this context, funders are getting increasingly interested in understanding which investments yield the best results by using structured assessments that enable the quantification of the impacts of their climate investments.

 

EU ambition to REACH zero pollution

Chemical substances number in their thousands and play a role in every aspect of our daily lives. As the chemical universe expands there is a need to continually improve our knowledge base and control of chemicals in the EU to limit their impacts on human health and the environment. Logika Group’s policy and economics practice are part of a consortium led by VVA who have been commissioned to assess a broader application of the generic approach to risk management of chemicals and possible options to reform the REACH authorisation and restriction provisions.

 
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