The Environmental Technologies sector includes: air pollution control, environmental consultancy services, water treatment, energy management, renewable energy, noise and vibration control, waste management/recovery and recycling, marine pollution control, contaminated land remediation, environmental monitoring and analysis, and technology for sustainable land use and management.
With a Gross Value Added (GVA) of £1,282 million, this sector represents 2.1% of total regional GVA. Although this is relatively small, its contribution to regional GVA is nearly 35% higher than for the average for Great Britain. The main locations for this sector are in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon (State of the Key Sectors, SWRDA, 2004).
NVQ Progression Routes - Chapter on Environmental Technologies (SWRDA, Dec 2003)
Industries Unit (EIU)
The EIUis a UK Government Unit with responsibility for promoting and supporting the UK environmental industry.
Industries Sector Unit (EISU)
The EISU is a government unit, operating within the International Trade Group of UK Trade & Investment, with responsibility for promoting the UK environmental industry overseas.
EnviroSkills SW is a regional project funded by the South West Regional Development Agency to support skills and training in the Environmental Technology sector.