Latest news and updates from the Environmental Policy and Economics practice.
The Potential Wider Environmental Effects of Industrial Decarbonisation
In March 2021, BEIS published the UK Government’s Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy which sets out targets and actions to reduce industrial emissions to net zero by 2050. AQC has explored the challenges of industrial decarbonisation, the technologies coming forward, the potential for air quality and climate change trade-offs, and other cross media effects associated with the introduction of these technologies.
Are we there yet? 25 Years of Local Air Quality Management
The Environment Act was passed in 1995 and the first set of UK Air Quality Objectives adopted in 1997 so, using a three-year average, Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) is 25 years old this year. As Clean Air Day 2021 focusses on children’s health, it is worth considering what has improved over that period and what has not, and so what protection from air pollution a child born today can expect over the next 25 years.
Reversing the hierarchy: is zero pollution a realistic ambition?
The European Commission has recently adopted its EU Action Plan: “Towards Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil”, one of the main components of the European Green Deal and a key action in delivering its Zero Pollution Ambition. As EU Green Week approaches, Logika Group’s Marko Ristic-Smith and Lauren Armstrong reflect on what the Plan will mean in practice.
Cities breaking the ground on climate change action
On Earth Day 2021, and in a week of a number of significant announcements for climate including the UK’s new climate target for 2035, agreement on the European Climate Law, publication of further details on the EU’s green taxonomy for sustainable finance and the launch of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero, Logika Group’s climate specialist, Natalia Reyna, reflects on the critical role that cities play in tackling climate change.
Natalia Reyna joins the Logika group of companies as Senior Policy Consultant in its Environmental Policy & Economics Practice
Natalia Reyna, an Environmental Engineer PhD graduate, has joined the Logika Group of companies as Senior Policy Consultant in its Environmental Policy & Economics Practice.
Logika Group is Sponsoring the Built Environment Networking Webinar
Logika Group is pleased to be sponsoring the Built Environment Networking webinar ‘Green Infrastructure: Make it the Heart of Smart and Future Cities and New Development’.
Air Quality Consultants Ltd (AQC) Publishes Report on the Air Quality Benefits of School Streets
AQC has published a report quantifying the air quality benefits of the new School Streets that were installed as part of the Mayor’s Streetspace for London programme. School Streets restrict vehicle access during drop-off and pick-up times. The study was commissioned by the Greater London Authority in association with the FIA Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Defra Appoints Noise Consultants Ltd to Lead Delivery of an Environmental Noise Modelling System
Noise Consultants Ltd has been appointed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to lead the development of a noise modelling system capable of preparing national noise maps.
Huge Market Potential in Removing Substances of Concern from Circular Economy - New Report
New ChemSec report published looking at how removing substances of concern could better enable the circular economy and create significant market potential.
The Value of Nature and the Nature of Value
Dr Helen Davies discusses the publication of ‘The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review’.
Logika Europe open for business
As of 10 November, Logika Europe, was officially incorporated in Belgium with an office based in Brussels.
We are recruiting - Environmental Policy & Economics Consultants / Senior Consultants.
The new Environmental Policy and Economics team at the Air Quality Consultants Ltd, Logika Consultants Ltd and Noise Consultants Ltd group of companies has made great progress.