Events

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.

18th September 2014, 2:00pm to 4:30pm

WA0914-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.

18th September 2014, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

MI0914B-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

18th September 2014, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

MI0914A- 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.

18th September 2014, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

WA0914B- Wales membership Upgrade Surgery & Mentoring Initiative Launch

If you have been thinking of upgrading your membership to Full with Chartered Environmentalist status come along to this event where you can find out more about the membership standard and application process. This event will also launch a new group mentoring initiative being facilitated by IEMA volunteer mentors from the IEMA Wales Network to support you in your application. The group will offer regular but informal meetings to support and share experiences, knowledge and importantly encouragement.

19th September 2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm

SE0914D-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

19th September 2014, 2:00pm to 4:30pm

SE0914B-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.

24th September 2014, 9:00am to 4:30pm

EE0914- Leading in Sustainability

Leading professionals will deliver sessions on critical sustainability challenges and will be exploring key techniques and opportunities for practitioners. This one-day conference will be a unique opportunity to learn from leading professionals and to develop your own contribution to sustainability.
 

25th September 2014, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

WEB0914 Effective Noise IA

In October, IEMA will launch its long awaited Guidelines in Environmental Noise Impact Assessment. Prior to the launch, this webinar will present case studies of the effective assessment of noise within EIA.

With an increasing population, increasing evidence of the health consequences of noise impacts and an expectation to consider human health impacts in the amended EIA directive, noise is a subject that will only become of greater relevance to consenting. And with noise IA chapters found in over 90% of EIA, learning about effective approaches to practice is a clear area for enhanced knowledge.

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

MI0914D-Sustainable Manufacturing

This event is part of a series led by UK BCSD covering debates on today's challenges in sustainability. Manufacturing and its importance in re-balancing the economy were given priority in the recent budget. This session follows sessions held in Birmingham and Leeds throughout 2014 and will showcase what businesses are doing to promote Sustainable Manufacturing. It will also provide the opportunity to debate some of the key challenges to maintaining sustainable growth.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Businesses, business organisations, policymakers in Government, Local Government and LEPs academics

WHO'S SPEAKING?
• Centre for Industrial Sustainability
• More speakers to be confirmed soon

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