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The infrastructure that underpins modern economic societal needs for water, light, food, transport, housing, energy, sewerage, flood defence etc are designed, developed, maintained and operated by a network of businesses and industries. However, the consequences of urbanisation and industrialisation have had far reaching consequences for critical earth systems and ecosystems and have resulted in a climatic and ecological crisis, along with significant social and environmental harm. Nearly all of IEMA’s activity (e.g. across environmental and social management systems, sustainable development, sustainable finance, impact assessment, climate change, biodiversity net gain, corporate social responsibility and circular economy) is pertinent to transforming businesses and industry to sustainability.

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UK government unveils plans for digital waste tracking

The UK government has today opened a consultation on plans to a introduce a new digital tracking system to crackdown on waste crime.

21st January 2022

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Environmental non-profit CDP has joined forces with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to develop a new standard to help organisations improve their accountability of biodiversity impacts.

9th December 2021

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Divestment from high-emitting countries and industries has become more popular following last month's COP26 climate summit, a global survey of investors has found.

9th December 2021

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UK firms receiving tax breaks in exchange for setting energy efficiency targets cut their emissions by 6.6 million tonnes between 2019 and 2020, the Environment Agency (EA) has revealed.

9th December 2021

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Heather Moore, supply chain technical director for sustainability at LRQA – which is sponsoring the IEMA Connect 2021 member conference – talks to Chris Seekings about her work delivering certification and verification for clients worldwide.

7th December 2021

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The first generation of wind turbines is reaching the end of its lifespan, prompting the renewables energy industry to consider recycling. Huw Morris reports on circular economy potential in this area

26th November 2021

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How can we encourage small businesses to play their part in the drive to net zero? David Burrows reports

26th November 2021

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Mohammed Mohamoud examines the impacts of food and drink systems on the environment

26th November 2021

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The UK government has announced that it will become the first G20 country to enshrine in law mandatory Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) aligned requirements for the country’s largest companies and financial institutions to report on climate-related risks and opportunities.

26th November 2021

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