Environmental Industries Commission conference to define 2015 green challenge

A new session has been added to the Environmental Industries Commission annual conference next month designed specifically to set out the green challenge across planning, financing, skills and policies.

EIC conference

The final session of the day will bring together the implications from the day’s discussion for delegates in terms of how the environmental agenda will evolve in the coming election year and what this may mean for the business and investment decisions that will shape the ‘green economy’. 

The discussion will round off a full day of presentations and discussion sessions led by politicians and thought leading professionals which will get to the heart of “Setting the Green Agenda” ahead of the May 2015 General Election.

This one-day conference on 2 December will bring together cross party political leaders, influential industry clients, environmental experts and the extensive supply chain that serves the industry – to keep environmental issues central to the on-going political debate so that they form a key part of all main parties’ general election manifestos.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Lord de Mauley TD Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for natural environment and science Defra
  • Maria Eagle MP Shadow Environment Secretary 
  • John Cridland CBE Director General CBI
  • Julia Groves CEO Trillion Fund
  • Mark Watts Chief Executive C40
  • Duncan Brack Vice Chair Liberal Democrats manifesto group

The new session will be chaired by Pinsent Masons legal director Linda Fletcher and the panel discussion will include Louise Ellison, Head of Sustainability, Hammerson, Euan McVicar, General Counsel, Green Investment Bank and Dr Ian Ross, Partner, ARCADIS/EC Harris.

The topics to be discussed will include: 

  • The political landscape around the Green Agenda
  • The financing of sustainability policies
  • How the planning system could facilitate sustainable development 
  • The resource and skills needed to achieve sustainability objectives for the UK.

Places are going fast for this annual conference. Log on to today to secure your place. 


Sponsors include:

Pinsent Masons

ACO Technologies

EC Harris




The EIC annual conference

Reasons to attend:

  • Hear from the three main political parties about their environmental agendas, likely manifesto pledges and environmental policy drivers ahead of the general election
  • Be at the heart of the discussion to ensure that environmental issues form a key part of all main parties’ general election manifestos
  • Join in the debate about the environmental and political lessons learned from four years of coalition
  • Hear why the environment remains important to voters ahead of the election and learn what the environmental industry can do to elevate the status of environmental issues to voters
  • Discuss key requirements for an industrial strategy to support the environmental sector
  • Learn about the evolving role of the Climate Change Committee and hear what the committee will be seeking from the next government to help drive its role
  • Contribute to how the government of the future should work to boost the green economy
  • Hear case studies from around the world for creating smart green cities of the future
  • Network with Environmental Industries Commission members, their partners and supply chain


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