July 2020 newsletter

In this month's newsletter:

  • Accelerating private investment in nature-based solutions – proposals by The Broadway Initiative
  • Rebuilding to Last: the UK must not go back to old normal report by Grantham Research Institute for the Aldersgate Group
  • Environmental economics for environmental engineers

Accelerating private investment in nature-based solutions – proposals by The Broadway Initiative

Catalysing private sector funding and investment in the natural environment is necessary to meet the goals of the 25-Year Environment Plan and the net zero emissions target.

Broadway initiativeThe green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic presents a major opportunity to accelerate this funding and investment. The key to unlocking investment is delivery at scale. As the new post-Brexit architecture for the natural environment is being designed and built, we have a narrow window to demonstrate the conditions necessary for private investment and embed these in new delivery mechanisms.

The proposals by The Broadway Initiative build on engagement with business groups and NGOs. Our Founding Director, Ece Ozdemiroglu was among those who provided commentary.


Rebuilding to Last: the UK must not go back to old normal report by Grantham Research Institute for the Aldersgate Group

Aldersgate GroupThe report commissioned to James Rydge and Dimitri Zenghelis at the Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science provides one of the most in-depth economic analyses to date on the current economic situation facing  the UK and the investment and policy decisions the government needs to take in the run up to the Autumn Budget if it is to deliver an inclusive, resilient and sustainable recovery after COVID-19.

eftec is a member of the Aldersgate Group.


Environmental economics for environmental engineers

Environmental economics trainingWell, not just for engineers, but the members for CIWEM (Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management), this new two-part course, designed by eftec and EPC, provides a practical introduction to the concepts, approaches and methods used in Economics to address challenges in water and environmental management.