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16th September 2014, 9:00am to 17th September 2014, 5:00pm

EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability

EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability is pleased to announce our 3rd Annual Conference Delivering Impact - knowledge into action

  • Hear how leading companies have made effective sustainable changes

  • Learn from case studies about the practical applications of sustainability research in businesses

  • Gain insights into the impact on the future of sustainable manufacturing from the Internet of Things and growing new materials through crystallisation

The conference will include an Exhibition of Tools and Methods developed for industry by our researchers and industrial partners. Conference attendees can sign up to try these tools in depth during free Workshops with our researchers on September 18 at the Institute for Manufacturing, Cambridge. A list of Workshops and booking information will be available here soon.

In addition a Gala Dinner will take place on September 16 at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.

For more information and full prices contact us at cis-enquiries@eng.cam.ac.uk.

16th September 2014, 9:30am to 12:00pm

NW0914-Delivering Sustainability – Developing Organisational Capability

This IEMA workshop will begin by setting out the global trends that will affect all business and drive the need for enhanced environment and sustainability capabilities in and between organisations. The workshop will include group discussions to identify what organisations are already doing in this area, how it is monitored and managed and how drivers, such as the competence and awareness clauses in DIS 14001, could influence future actions.

By attending this workshop you will get a greater appreciation of the action you can take to develop the environment and sustainability capabilities in your organisation. The outcomes of the workshop will feed into the development of IEMA’s forthcoming position statement - Skills for the Sustainable Economy, which will be launched in December.

16th September 2014, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

NW0914-Efficient EIA Screening – Responding to DCLG’s Consultation

On 31st July the Communities and Local Government Department (DCLG) launched a technical consultation on the English planning system, including proposals to amend the EIA screening process for housing developments and industrial estate proposals.

This 2 hour workshop is aimed at those involved in EIA who wish to discuss the consultation and wider potential efficiencies achievable by amending the EIA Regulations.

The Treasury and DCLG flagged changes to the EIA screening system back in autumn 2012. However, the proposals that have emerged over 18 months later appear rather tame:

Increasing the threshold for housing projects from 0.5ha to 5ha, with up to 1ha of commercial development

17th September 2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm

SW0914-Efficient EIA Screening – Responding to DCLG’s Consultation

On 31st July the Communities and Local Government Department (DCLG) launched a technical consultation on the English planning system, including proposals to amend the EIA screening process for housing developments and industrial estate proposals.

This 2 hour workshop is aimed at those involved in EIA who wish to discuss the consultation and wider potential efficiencies achievable by amending the EIA Regulations.

The Treasury and DCLG flagged changes to the EIA screening system back in autumn 2012. However, the proposals that have emerged over 18 months later appear rather tame:

  • Increasing the threshold for housing projects from 0.5ha to 5ha, with up to 1ha of commercial development
  • Increasing the Industrial Estate threshold from 0.5ha to 20ha. The consultation also seeks to identify views on whether other Schedule 2 thresholds should also be amended.

Whilst apparently innocuous in scale, DCLG indicates these two categories account for 1800 screening decisions in England each year and the hope is the new thresholds will reduce this to 300 decisions. Key questions for IEMA members are:

-Will these new thresholds ensure environmental protection is maintained? -Can simple land area (ha) based thresholds effectively capture the breadth and complexity of likely significant effects?

-Should DCLG be going further – perhaps transposing some aspects of the amended EIA Directive (2014/52/EU) early – to drive wider efficiency?

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR DELEGATES

Places at these workshops will be limited to generate effective opportunity for contribution from all delegates. Those attending should be familiar with the English EIA system and its screening process, as the focus is on delegate discussion around the implications of the DCLG proposals.

17th September 2014, 12:45pm to 3:30pm

MI0914-ISO14001 Revison Workshop

The revised edition of the international standard for environmental management systems – used by over 285,800 organisations worldwide – has just moved a step closer to completion, with publication of the Draft International Standard for consultation and ballot.

IEMA has worked with members throughout the revision process and this workshop series will give members the opportunity to review and provide feedback on the Draft International Standard and help shape IEMA’s response.

The workshops will be led by Martin Baxter, IEMA’s Executive Director – Policy and Engagement, and a member of the international working group that’s revising the standard, providing participants with the opportunity to discuss the proposed changes and suggest improvements.

17th September 2014, 2:00pm to 4:30pm

SW0914-Delivering Sustainability – Developing Organisational Capability

This IEMA workshop will begin by setting out the global trends that will affect all business and drive the need for enhanced environment and sustainability capabilities in and between organisations. The workshop will include group discussions to identify what organisations are already doing in this area, how it is monitored and managed and how drivers, such as the competence and awareness clauses in DIS 14001, could influence future actions.

By attending this workshop you will get a greater appreciation of the action you can take to develop the environment and sustainability capabilities in your organisation. The outcomes of the workshop will feed into the development of IEMA’s forthcoming position statement - Skills for the Sustainable Economy, which will be launched in December.

17th September 2014, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

SE0914-Leading on Sustainability

This is a members engagement workshop, which also offers Delegates the chance to meet and network with the IEMA Board. As this afternoon workshop takes place just ahead of IEMA's Annual General Meeting (held in the same venue for convenience) booking your place on this "back by popular demand" event opens up the opportunity to attend the meeting and meet the CEO and the Chair of the Board over refreshments.

17th September 2014, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

South West Social - Exeter

Socials provide members with the opportunity to network with other environmental professionals and enjoy a relaxed evening in good company.

The regional chair and steering group members will be attending and will be available to hear what you would like to see in your region in 2014.

Socials have no dress code, just book a place,turn up and have fun!

18th September 2014, 10:00am to 1:00pm

YH0914C- Environmental Rules & Regulations update

This is a half day event covering new & coming Environmental Rules & Regulations organised by Bradford Chamber of Commerce and IEMA. This is a paid event, we have negotiated a small number of discounted price of £10.00+vat for our members. These places are very limited and will be issued on a first come first served basis.
Please find below details of sessions and speakers.
Regulations
Jamie Bearman will give us an update on new and changed legislation you need to be aware of. Jamie is the man behind the scenes at Newground’s Environmental Legislation Service, which supports a range of clients nationally including Royal Mail and Ernst & Young.

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