The climate and nature emergency is the greatest challenge of our generation, we are all responsible for making a change but in the world of projects we have the capabilities to make a lasting impact.

The Climate and Nature Emergency workstream are harnessing project data analytics to help steer the projects sector not just towards net zero targets but to a greener more sustainable world. This workstream seeks to embolden project professionals to work together in utilising their skills, tools and wisdom to make the necessary changes in alleviating the effects of climate change. By prioritising the taskforce workstreams and mobilising data professionals we can develop data driven solutions, challenge decision makers and inform the profession.

To do your part:

Complete and promote the Carbon Self-Evaluation

Carbon Self Evaluation Tool

Currently, as a workstream, we are working on the Carbon Self Evaluation as a tool to assess and influence the use of carbon data. Please help us by participating in the survey to benchmark yourself against peers in your own and other sectors.

More information here


Workstream Leads

Donnie MacNicol, Founder of Team Animation

Climate and Nature Emergency workstream lead

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Donnie MacNicol is the founder of Team Animation which works across multiple sectors energising leaders and teams delivering complex change to maximise value and certainty of success through a focus on the human dimension. Donnie acts as a catalyst to support organisations to improve their collaboration and productivity – aspects that will be critical to tackling the many challenges we face today including climate change and in particular in meeting the NetZero target. Donnie wants to use his experience, expertise, extensive network, and energy to make a difference as part of the task force. 

“People and teams need the information to different degrees to allow them to understand a situation and have the confidence to act. Some people require quantitative, robust and comprehensive information and others less so. Whatever a person’s needs are, the quantity, quality and availability of data is key to allow them to have what they need to deliver effectively. The work of the Task Force is critical in developing the foundation stone on which current and future project professionals can most effectively play their part in delivering success. I am delighted to support the work of the task force and in particular in co-leading the Climate and Nature Emergency Workstream – a topic close to my heart and of critical importance to us all.” 

Jo Jolly, Deputy Director, Environment Agency

Data quality co-lead

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Jo is a Deputy Director at the Environment Agency and leads a team of programme and contract managers, and a team of environmental and sustainability managers. Delivering mainly asset management projects to reduce flood risk, digital tools are an essential part of bringing together knowledge and data to develop the best delivery programmes, to integrate a range of socio-economic and environmental benefits for communities. Jo is an advocate of making best use of data analytics to improve the productivity of project delivery.

Prior to joining the Environment Agency Jo worked in groundwater and contaminated land consultancy, after completing her PhD in Geophysics at the University of Birmingham.