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Take a walk on the Rewilding side!

18 September 2018

Businesses in the North East will welcome leading naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham to the ‘Rewilding the Future’ conference, which is being held at the Marriott Hotel in Gateshead this month. Delegates will hear about the latest thinking in rewilding and nature conservation, the principle of reinstating natural processes and missing species, and ways businesses can support this important work while identifying opportunities.

Around 100 representatives from the business world are expected to attend, and the event is sponsored by Resilient Business Systems, with support from local and national organisations – including WWT Washington, IEMA, Stephenson Mohl and JDM Earth, with more to be confirmed.

For further details and to register go to:


RWM Exhibition returns to Birmingham’s NEC

12-13 September 2018

The Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition is making an exciting comeback to Birmingham’s NEC for its biggest show to date, co-located with four other industry leading events: Future Resource Expo, Contamination Expo, Flood Expo and M&CCE Expo.

During two action-packed days, the NEC will play host to more than 350 inspiring seminars from industry leaders, 500 innovative products and suppliers that are currently revolutionising recycling and waste management and 20,000 environmental professionals from across the globe.

For further details and to register go to:

Official launch

New IEMA Sustainability in Practice Guide

27 September 2018

IEMA’s latest Sustainability in Practice Guide is on ‘Managing compliance with environmental and human rights law in organisations’.

Laws and regulations provide a cornerstone for protecting the environment and society from harm. Organisations have a legal and moral duty to comply with these laws and regulations, but given the complexity of legal requirements regarding environmental and human rights protection, this is a significant challenge for them.

To rise to this challenge, IEMA will officially launch the second edition of its practitioner guide on Managing Compliance with Environmental & Human Rights Laws in Organisations in collaboration with Colleen Theron, Fellow Member of IEMA.

For further details and to register go to:


What Does Professional Ethics Mean in Sustainability?

Sep 27, 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

In a world where breaches of professional ethics keep hitting the headlines, we’re asking has this changed what people expect of professionals? IEMA’s month of focus on professional conduct and ethics at work continues in this webinar, so join us for an expert look at the issue. We’ll examine why ethical business practices are so important, particularly for environment and sustainability professionals, and how the practices and codes that underpin the concept can be a real enabler on the journey to sustainability.

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Environmental Innovation Event

IEMA Wales, as part of the Wales Festival of Innovation, held a highly engaging and punchy event based on novel environmental solutions that have been developed or delivered in Wales. The event included six presentations, delivered in a PechaKuha format (20 pictures x 20 seconds), on a variety of topics, including alternative fuels, geotechnical solutions, Wales’ first plastic-free shop, treating mine water, biomethanation and the visual impact of electricity infrastructure. Delegates reported it was an excellent opportunity to network and share ideas. One attendee called it a “great event with excellent presenters, talking about a wider range of innovative projects“.

The Wales region wants to run another event before the end of the year, so if you have an interesting product or service, please make contact.

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Save the Date: The Future of ESIA – Enabling Access to Young Professionals

This event will include sessions lead by guest speakers from both the consultancy and lender sides of the industry. It will provide a great opportunity to share experiences and knowledge.

If you’re an experienced professional and believe you can offer insight or are willing to give a presentation on international ESIAs, please contact [email protected]

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‘Eco-anxiety’ under the spotlight at IEMA Connect 2023

Turning ‘eco-anxiety into eco-action’ was discussed at IEMA Connect 2023 this morning, providing key research and tips to help sustainability professionals deal with feelings of environmental despair.

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The UN has published its first official ‘global stocktake’ of progress tackling climate change since the Paris Agreement, which shows that ambition and implementation “must be accelerated rapidly”.

14th September 2023

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The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has this week published a plan to decarbonise the world's buildings and construction sector using an “avoid-shift-improve” solution.

14th September 2023

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The UK government and water regulators may have broken the law over untreated sewage discharges made last year, the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has said today.

12th September 2023

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Almost half of UK adults feel worse about the climate crisis due to government policy, with one in six suffering with ‘eco-anxiety’, new research suggests.

12th September 2023

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What is PAS 2080 (aka PAS 2080:2023), and why is it so important for the environment, environmental professionals and businesses as a whole? Conor McCone CEnv, carbon manager at Skanska UK, Lara Young CEnv, global head of ESG at Cromwell Property Group, and Chris Landsburgh CEnv, technical director for decarbonisation at AECOM, explain.

8th September 2023

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Jordan Turner, PhD student at the University of Wolverhampton and graduate surveyor at Frasers Group, explores the barriers that must be overcome to deliver sustainable housing.

8th September 2023

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