Environment

Sustainable Development Goal 15 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development commits us to “protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss”.

 

As we accelerate our energy transition, we need to look carefully at how we manage the wider impacts of the growth of critical sectors like electric vehicles and wind power

 

Understanding the wider sustainability and ESG considerations that need to be taken into account is critical for the long term success of these sectors. We help clients understand risks to their business growth on critical minerals such as rare earth elements, lithium, cobalt and graphite.

Demonstration
Critical Minerals

Delivery of net zero will mean rapid electrification of our energy system. That requires growth of renewable generation such as wind power, as well as substition of technologies. The shift from internal combustion to electric powered vehicles is a great example of this technology shift.

While the carbon benefits of this transition are clear, there are wider impacts around use of critical minerals that need to be carefully considered. We provide expert advice to industry on how to factor in these issues to growth plans.

Woman Alone in Forest
Environmental Policy Documentation

Sustainability is a process of making decisions which balance economic, social and environmental factors for positive benefit. We are adept at working with LPAs, helping them to fulfil their requirements to produce important policy documents.

Our experience covers Strategic environmental assessments (SEA),  Sustainability Appraisals (SA) and Habitat Regulation Assessments.

Trees From Above
Biodiversity Conservation Regulation

How protected area designations and protected species regulation are applied in practice will have a major impact on th effectiveness of local action to improve conservation on the ground.

 

Our practical widespread experience means we can help you chart a path from policy document preparation to on the ground implmentation at different local scales.

Image by Vincent van Zalinge
Stakeholder Engagement

Effective biodiversity conservation means taking a multi-disciplinary approach. Active stakeholder involvement at every stage of conflict identification and management can deliver widespread benefits and increase conservation outcomes.

 

We have experience of stakeholder engagement, including approaches such as stakeholder dialogue and education, improvement of political and legislative frameworks, and planning infrastructure.