Counting Scope 3 carbon emissions on this week’s Highways Voices

This week on Highways Voices talk about the new guidance for local highways authorities about consistent carbon measurement and reporting, that includes Scope 3 emissions. Simon Wilson from the Future Highways Research Group updates us about guidance around consistent carbon measurement and reporting. He joined in March last year to talk about Scope 1 and […]

ADEPT and Colas publish new toolkit to tackle local government staff retention crisis

A new guide has been published today to help tackle the staff retention crisis in local authorities across the country. Local authorities are experiencing a crisis in staff retention, leading to skills gaps that are having a serious impact on how councils provide services. The annual LGA workforce survey 2022 (ref) found over four-fifths (83 […]

ADEPT and Future Highways Research Group achieve major milestone in publishing new carbon reporting guidance for highways infrastructure and maintenance

In a major milestone towards the standardisation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions calculations for the UK, new guidance for local highways authorities (LHAs), that includes Scope 3 emissions, has been launched today. The Carbon Calculation & Accounting Standard (CCAS) Carbon Reporting Guidance for Local Highways Authorities (GHG Scopes 1, 2 & 3) has been published by […]

A Manifesto for Stronger Places – ADEPT issues call to future government

‘Making the case for place has never been more vital’ is the call from the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT). Launching its call to political parties of all stripes – Manifesto for Stronger Places sets out the strategic objectives ADEPT wants to see adopted in a future government’s approach to local authorities, […]

Blueprint Coalition calls for recommitment on key net zero measures

The Blueprint Coalition, an influential partnership of local government, environmental and research organisations, has called on the government to retain its key net zero commitments. Following news of the Government’s intention to drop or roll back on existing climate targets, the Coalition has warned that the impact of reversing current policies will damage essential climate […]

Arup wins ADEPT Live Labs 2 contract

Arup has been awarded a five year contract as part of the £30 million ADEPT Live Labs 2: Decarbonising Local Roads programme. Developed by the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT), the UK-wide programme funded by the Department for Transport aims to develop innovative solutions that will support the decarbonisation of local highways infrastructure […]

ADEPT awards winners 2023 – a celebration of innovation for local places

At its annual President’s Awards, the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT) has recognised the achievement of members and partners across the country. The ceremony, which was part of ADEPT’s Spring Conference also marks the end of Mark Kemp’s presidency of the Association. This year, ADEPT introduced a new category to […]

ADEPT Live Labs 2 reaches deployment stage – with seven projects already started

After completing their final assessments, all seven projects have successfully met the criteria needed to take the £30 million ADEPT Live Labs 2: Decarbonising Local Roads programme forward to deployment and procurement. The final assessments came at the end of a three month fully-funded mobilisation phase where project teams developed their proposals into a specified and costed […]


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