ADEPT awards winners celebrate innovation and resilience in a time of change

At its annual President’s Awards on the 16th of May, the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT) has recognised the achievements of members and partners working across the country. The awards ceremony, which was part of ADEPT’s Spring Conference, also marks the end of Anthony Payne’s presidency of the Association – Ann Carruthers, Director of Environment and Transport for Leicestershire County Council, […]

Live Labs 2 online: register now!

The online Live Labs 2 mini Expo event will take place on 14th May between 09:30 and 12:30 on Teams. This valuable online event, produced by ADEPT (Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport) is aimed at those who were unable to attend the Live Labs 2 Expo 2024 in Birmingham last month. […]

ADEPT says sufficient revenue funding will help support Local Transport Fund

More revenue funding will help to support the delivery of new transport investment announced by the government this week, according to the Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT). Ann Carruthers, Chair of ADEPT’s Transport & Connectivity Board said: “A key factor in getting the most out of this money will be sufficient revenue funding […]

ADEPT Live Labs 2: Expo 2024 in Birmingham celebrates first year of programme success

The £30 million ADEPT Live Labs 2: Decarbonising Local Roads programme is celebrating its first year with a live Expo in Birmingham on 17th April. Designed to tackle decarbonisation across local highways, the three-year, UK-wide programme funded by the Department for Transport has been developed by the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT). Aimed at […]

New ADEPT video helps councils deal with climate risks

A new video has been launched designed to help local authorities manage the risks associated with climate change. Together with the Environment Agency, ADEPT has developed the introductory ten minute video, which aims to assist local authorities in understanding and implementing the adaptation pathways approach to manage flood and coastal risk and create resilient, thriving […]

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 […]


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