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

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.


Dr Liz Nicol joins the Logika group of companies as a Principal Policy Consultant in its Environmental Policy & Economics Practice

Dr Liz Nicol has joined the Logika Group as a Principal consultant within the Environmental Policy & Economics team. Liz is an environmental toxicologist with over 8 years of experience specialising in understanding the source, fate and effects of chemicals in the environment.


The World Needs a New Global Science Panel for Chemical Pollution for Effective, Efficient and Coordinated Policy Action

The Logika Group supports the Royal Society of Chemistry’s call for the United Nations to take action against the global issue of chemical pollution by establishing an independent, intergovernmental science-policy platform for chemicals and waste management. Such a platform would enable coordination of science-driven international policy action to protect people and the planet from chemical pollution.


The Environment Act 2021

The UK’s new legal framework for protection of the natural environment, the Environment Act 2021 passed into UK law on 9th November. The Act has been long awaited and was broadly welcomed by environmental activists and the public as it gives the Government the power to set long-term, legally binding environmental targets. 


Beth Sloan joins the Logika group of companies as an Assistant Policy Consultant in its Environmental Policy & Economics Practice

Beth is a recent 2021 graduate from the Environmental Technology MSc at Imperial College London, where she sepcalised in Global Environmental Change and Policy. Her research on this option involved devising solutions to environmental, economic and social sustainability issues in global food supply chains.


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.  


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.


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