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Climate change solutions

Your trusted partner to help your business accelerate the transition to a net zero carbon economy

Whether you need help to fully understand your carbon impact, identify where your carbon hotspots are, or are looking for a profound transition to low carbon electricity or fuel, our trusted experts are here to support you throughout your journey to achieve net zero carbon emissions.


Our carbon services deliver in three areas that enable you to take practical, swift and cost-effective action on climate change:

Reduction of embedded and operational carbon

Reduce your organisation’s embedded and/or operational carbon more quickly and cost effectively through the systems thinking application of our range of leading edge services including but not limited to: carbon measurement, modelling and monitoring, decarbonisation road mapping, and the development of decarbonisation business cases.

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Improvement of energy efficiency and resilience

Unlock potential energy savings for your business to improve productivity and competitiveness enabled by our range of cost-effective energy efficiency services from asset performance optimisation, and emissions management to energy systems design and implementation to name a few.

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Transition to hydrogen, renewable electricity, carbon capture and storage (CCS)

To help achieve a profound transition to a net zero carbon economy, we provide a range of deep decarbonisation measures from CO₂ capture, CO₂ transport and storage, permit and planning, fuel switching to hydrogen and renewable generation .

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Climate Change Action Plan

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Deep collaboration by our net zero pioneers is accelerating the UK's race to net zero
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Meet the experts

Dave Richardson

Having worked in the energy sector for over 35 years and as a chartered project specialist, Dave is passionate about accelerating the transition to a decarbonised energy market and, recognising Costain’s significant track record across the full life cycle in carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) and hydrogen, is driving core components of the company’s climate change action plan and initiating the deployment of deep decarbonisation.

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Syla Clarke

Lead process engineer Syla Clarke is passionate about applying her key skills in process engineering and project management to help Costain accelerate the UK towards a carbon neutral future as part of the company’s climate change action plan.

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Adrian Finn

Having led almost 100 feasibility studies, with 25 granted patents and 40 years’ experience under his belt, Adrian Finn, process technology manager, is perfectly placed to provide clients with leading-edge climate change solutions as part of our recently launched climate change action plan.

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Lara Young

Having always been somebody that knew she wanted to make a difference, Lara Young is passionate about demystifying the topic of climate change and more specifically carbon management to empower thousands of individuals, businesses and clients to make a positive difference.

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Geraint Rowland

Having always been passionate about environmental protection, it was only right Geraint Rowland rooted himself in a career of environmental management. Leading a team of nearly 40 environmental specialists, in his current role at Costain, Geraint has Groupwide oversight of environmental legislation compliance and environmental risk management.

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Hywel Woolf

In addition to being a chartered environmentalist, Hywel is also a chartered waste manager, who joined Costain just over five years ago as environment manager working on the A465 project. In 2019, he was appointed as the discipline lead for environmental consulting where he is responsible for growing the capability with new and existing clients.

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Latest news

Costain joins the COP26 Race to Zero and signs The Climate Pledge
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