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Bethany Ledingham
Senior Consultant
I work across Eunomia’s subject areas, with a focus on UK and EU environmental policy and regulation. I am particularly interested in how EU exit will effect UK waste policy. I love walking and cycling, and my favourite place to be is by the coast.

Bethany has a broad range of experience in the marine, energy and waste management and procurement sectors with a focus on environmental policy and regulation.

She has worked across the business on both policy-based and operationally-focused projects since joining Eunomia in 2014. She is an experienced project manager and is PRINCE2® Practitioner qualified.

Recent Experience

Bethany has a strong appreciation of the wider political and economic factors influencing the UK waste and energy markets. She has recently managed a piece of work for Defra looking at resource scarcity issues in the UK, and how scarcity issues might affect the UK’s transition to a net zero carbon economy. She has also recently worked with BEIS exploring standards for frameworks for non-financial reporting in the UK, including whether the UNs Sustainable Development Goals could be used as a structure for future reporting.

She has also worked with several local authorities on the procurement of their residual waste treatment and disposal contracts. Her broad knowledge of UK and EU waste policy allows her to support local authorities in an ever-changing political environment. Bethany has also worked on a number of projects for Business Improvement Districts, including Bath, Leeds and Bristol, procuring collaborative commercial waste contracts that deliver environmental and cost benefits for businesses in urban areas.

Bethany also supports the work of the Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) Industry Group through Eunomia’s role as the Group Secretariat. This involves managing a diverse range of tasks ranging from the day-to-day running of the Group through to strategic development of the Group’s activities. She has a detailed understanding of residual waste treatment processes, as well as the rules and requirements surrounding the export of waste.

Bethany also maintains a keen interest in marine and energy policy having been involved in several projects in these sectors whilst at Eunomia.

Career History

Bethany has previously worked at the Royal Agricultural University on a variety of research and consultancy projects. There she also undertook her MSc by Research part-time, analysing the role of solar photovoltaics in British agriculture. She has an undergraduate degree in Geography from the University of Cambridge, and was an intern at UNEP’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre where she was based in the Marine Assessment and Decision Support Team.