RELEASE: ESS survey reveals concern about government's net-zero targets

- The Environmental Services survey.

RELEASE: ESS survey reveals concern about government's net-zero targets

- The Environmental Services survey

LONDON, July 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Survey of Environmental Services released an alarming statistic: Only 11% of environmental services professionals in the UK believe the government will meet its zero emissions target by 2050. This troubling finding, among others, sheds light on the urgency for accelerated action and collaborative efforts. to combat climate change.

The Survey, conducted in collaboration with experts and stakeholders from across the country, provides a comprehensive examination of the nation's most pressing environmental concerns. Through extensive data collection, valuable insights, and unique perspectives, the survey aimed to gain a deep understanding of environmental challenges and drive effective solutions.

You can access the full report here.

Among the key findings of the survey was the startling statistic revealing a lack of confidence in the government's ability to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Environmental professionals, who possess critical knowledge and experience, express concern regarding the ambitious target set by the government. This finding highlights the imperative to enhance efforts and collaboration to address climate change and transition to a sustainable future.

The National Survey of Environmental Services also revealed information that underscores the challenges facing the environmental sector. Funding constraints, rising costs, budgetary pressures and the current economic situation emerged as prominent obstacles. These obstacles must be addressed to ensure the continuity of environmental initiatives that drive meaningful change.

Furthermore, the results highlighted greenwashing as the aspect that most environmental professionals would like to change within the sector. Greenwashing is the act of a company using advertising and public relations to appear more environmentally sustainable than it actually is. This finding emphasizes the importance of transparency and genuine sustainability efforts to build trust and create lasting environmental impact.

Encouragingly, 80% of surveyed organizations have or plan to implement a net zero emissions strategy. This demonstrates a widespread commitment to address the climate crisis and transition to a greener and more sustainable future within the environmental services sector.

Environmental professionals, stakeholders and the community at large are invited to actively participate with the survey results at the Environmental Services Expo

The survey results will take center stage at ESS, the UK's largest gathering of environmental professionals, which will welcome over 12,000 visitors to share best practice, hear from environmental leaders and collectively shape the future of the world. planet.

For more information on the National Survey of Environmental Services and the Environmental Services Expo

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