Connect 2021 member conference
We’re delighted to announce that this year marks our inaugural IEMA sustainability and environmental professionals’ conference, Connect 2021, which will be free and exclusive to IEMA members.
The conference will be hosted virtually and streamed live on 9 December, focusing on a series of key environment and sustainability topics – from climate change, biodiversity and sustainable economies to an in-depth look at, and chance to discuss, COP26. We will also be hosting a series of workshops on the importance of green skills and behavioural changes in organisations.
We have invested in a new software platform that will allow more effective networking between attendees. Registrants will have access to the attendee website, where they’ll be able to watch livestreams or on-demand session videos, join collaborative sessions, visit virtual exhibitor booths, schedule appointments, share feedback, and more.
Ultimately, this will be a more streamlined format – akin to an in-person conference, connecting IEMA members from around the world with one another. We have exciting globally recognised speakers lined up, so keep an eye on our website and member emails for more details, and make sure to register today at iema.net. We look forward to seeing you there.
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Over two million hectares of Brazilian rainforest could be legally converted to supply the UK with soy under a new anti-deforestation law proposed by the government, the WWF has found.
The government has announced a delay to the Environment Bill’s passage through Parliament, due to COVID-19 restrictions and a bottleneck of legislation making its way onto the statute book. It is expected that the Bill will receive significant interest in the Lords, and the pause means it will carry over into the next parliamentary session, rather than being rushed through without proper scrutiny, or risking being dropped.
The Environment Bill passed its second reading in the House of Commons on 26 February and is now at Committee stage, where a cross-party group of MPs, plus the environment minister, go through the Bill line by line and consider amendments, which will be considered by parliament.