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SWIP evidence feeds into post-Covid infrastructure White Paper

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Infrastructure Client Group (ICG) have published Covid-19 and the new normal for infrastructure systems – next steps, a White Paper to drive the reinvention of infrastructure delivery. The paper emphasises the need for a long-term green strategy for an infrastructure-led recovery from Covid-19, starting with investment in […]

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Landmark report on infrastructure and the 2050 net zero target launched

The relationship between infrastructure and the 2050 net zero target is the focus of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) State of the Nation 2020 report. The UK has a “once-in-a-generation opportunity to recalibrate the economy” and build a net zero future, says ICE. The new report, published on 1 July 2020, sets out a […]

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Blog post: Cosmic Cuts 84,000 Miles Driving During Lockdown

This month, Cosmic has written a guest blog post for the SWIP website, looking at reducing driving during lockdown. Devon-based social enterprise, Cosmic, have cut 84,000 miles of driving during lockdown by transitioning to virtual skills training delivery. The company has a vision to inspire people to achieve success in the digital world, and has […]

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The Big Question: What will the coronavirus pandemic mean for net zero?

The UK’s COVID-19 lockdown has dramatically changed the way society uses our infrastructure systems with empty roads, quiet airports and cleaner air, just some of the consequences. But what does this mean for the ongoing challenge of decarbonisation and achieving net zero emissions by 2050? Will the coronavirus pandemic lead to permanent change in the […]

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Demand from South West to restore Beeching lines as deadline for proposals closes

18 proposals submitted to build or reopen lines and stations across the South West, closed in and around the Beeching cuts Bids will now be considered by expert panel, taking next step toward improve connectivity for communities across the country Part of wider £500million Restoring Your Railway fund to level up the country Eighteen bids […]

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South West infrastructure experts join forces to confront the climate challenge

Civil engineers and infrastructure experts from across the South West came together for two workshops to map out a greener future for the region’s infrastructure network. The workshops called Decarbonisation: The Path to Net Zero identified a vision for a low carbon infrastructure system to meet the region’s needs and challenges, and provided a road […]

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Next Steps for the South West Infrastructure Partnership

With Covid-19 dominating what is and is not possible, and with no definitive timescales to work to, it is challenging to consider next steps.  However, we will use the SWIP website as a portal for our audience and plan to deliver the following: Publish our report on the SWIP decarbonization workshops held in January and […]