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Sir John Armitt speech to All-Party Parliamentary Group on Infrastructure
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Sir John Armitt speech to All-Party Parliamentary Group on Infrastructure

Sir John Armitt addressed MPs and Peers at a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Infrastructure in the House of Commons, saying that ministers should take their “golden moment of opportunity” to make firm decisions on developing sustainable infrastructure beyond HS2 and accelerate existing planned projects as part of the government’s forthcoming National Infrastructure...

12 Feb 2020 By
Sir John Armitt speech to Cities Summit
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Sir John Armitt speech to Cities Summit

Commission Chair Sir John Armitt addressed Metro Mayors and other city leaders from around the country who came together at a Cities Summit today – as part of our cities programme – to make the case for greater autonomy over transport decisions and long-term funding for cities, as set out in the National Infrastructure Assessment....

11 Sep 2019 By
Climate-proofing the UK’s infrastructure must be a priority (article)
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Climate-proofing the UK’s infrastructure must be a priority (article)

Our Chair Sir John Armitt has today written an article in Business Green highlighting the importance of future-proofing the UK’s infrastructure against the impacts of climate change, in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 9 on building resilient infrastructure. His text is reproduced below. “Throughout history, human beings have used infrastructure to master our...

8 Aug 2019 By
Phil Graham: Speech to the Future of Infrastructure Conference
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Phil Graham: Speech to the Future of Infrastructure Conference

Commission Chief Executive Phil Graham gave the keynote speech at the Future of Infrastructure 2019 conference in London, reviewing the main recommendations of the National Infrastructure Assessment just over a year after its publication, the long-term challenge of achieving the UK’s Net Zero target and the importance of transforming the country’s infrastructure. The full text...

18 Jul 2019 By
Dealing with waste is essential for a low carbon future (letter)
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Dealing with waste is essential for a low carbon future (letter)

National Infrastructure Commission Chair Sir John Armitt has today written a letter to the editor of the Daily Telegraph in response to its editorial highlighting challenges facing the UK’s waste and recycling infrastructure. The text of the published letter is reproduced below. ‘Sir – Your characterisation of UK recycling as “chaotic” is worryingly accurate. Dealing...

28 Jun 2019 By
‘Data now as important to UK Infrastructure as concrete or steel’ – Sir John Armitt speech to DAFNI
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‘Data now as important to UK Infrastructure as concrete or steel’ – Sir John Armitt speech to DAFNI

Sir John Armitt today gave the keynote speech to the DAFNI conference. DAFNI is the Data & Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure. It is the first data and analytics facility of its kind to support infrastructure planning and research, facilitating collaboration across and between universities, government and the private sector. The data and modelling accessible...

10 Jun 2019 By
Sir John Armitt: speech to All Party Parliamentary Group on Infrastructure
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Sir John Armitt: speech to All Party Parliamentary Group on Infrastructure

This is the full text of a speech by National Infrastructure Commission Chair Sir John Armitt to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Infrastructure event: ‘What should be in the National Infrastructure Strategy?’ Check against delivery. Thank you, Vicky, for your introduction. Thanks also to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Infrastructure for arranging today’s...

1 May 2019 By
Phil Graham: speech to UK Infrastructure Show
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Phil Graham: speech to UK Infrastructure Show

This is the full text of a keynote speech on delivering transformed urban transport by National Infrastructure Commission Chief Executive Phil Graham at the UK Infrastructure Show at the NEC, Birmingham Check against delivery. It’s great to be here today and to see that so many of you are grappling with some of the big...

30 Apr 2019 By
Phil Graham: speech to Clean Energy Infrastructure Summit
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Phil Graham: speech to Clean Energy Infrastructure Summit

Below is the full text of National Infrastructure Commission Chief Executive Phil Graham’s keynote speech to the Clean Energy Infrastructure Summit in London on 24 April. Check against delivery. It’s great to be here today and to see that so many of you are grappling with some of the big strategic questions in energy. We...

24 Apr 2019 By
Armitt: Speech to Global Engineering Congress
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Armitt: Speech to Global Engineering Congress

Below is the text of National Infrastructure Commission Chair Sir John Armitt’s speech to the Global Engineering Congress at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London on 24 October Check against delivery We meet just a matter of weeks after the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change gave one of its starkest-ever warnings of what could...

24 Oct 2018 By
Armitt: Speech to Utility Week Congress
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Armitt: Speech to Utility Week Congress

Below is the full text of National Infrastructure Commission Chair Sir John Armitt’s keynote speech to the Utility Week Congress in Birmingham on 10 October. Check against delivery. This is an exciting time to live and work here in Birmingham. The regeneration of New Street station has transformed the look and feel of the city centre, and...

10 Oct 2018 By
Investing in the resilience of the UK’s water supply
Dame Kate Barker

Investing in the resilience of the UK’s water supply

Our Commissioner Dame Kate Barker writes in the latest issue of Environment Magazine, produced by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, on the need to invest in and improve the resilience of the UK’s water supply network, particularly in light of the challenges highlighted by this year’s long hot summer. Her article can be read here. ...

20 Sep 2018 By
Armitt: speech to London Infrastructure Summit
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Armitt: speech to London Infrastructure Summit

Below is the full text of National Infrastructure Commission Chair Sir John Armitt’s keynote speech to the London Infrastructure Summit on 12 September in London. Check against delivery. “The history of our capital’s infrastructure is filled with stories of world-firsts, projects whose working lives have far surpassed original predictions, and feats of design and engineering...

12 Sep 2018 By
Armitt: speech to UK Transport Infrastructure Summit
Sir John Armitt

Armitt: speech to UK Transport Infrastructure Summit

Below is the full text of National Infrastructure Commission Chair Sir John Armitt’s keynote speech to the Transport Times UK Transport Infrastructure Summit in London on 23 May 2018. Check against delivery “Good morning. Thank you to Transport Times for hosting today’s event, and for kindly inviting me to open the proceedings. Thank you also...

23 May 2018 By

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