Since the mid-1800s, humans have contributed to the release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air, primarily (but not only) through our use of energy and fossil-fuels.. This causes global temperatures to rise, resulting in long-term changes to the climate. Our remaining global carbon budgets are limited and international scientific understanding is clear that urgent transitions are required to de-carbonise and also to adapt to the changing climate. IEMA has recognised this urgency and in 2019 declared a climate and environmental emergency. Climate change and securing transitional change is a leading and critical work agenda for many IEMA members.
Climate Change articles
With the first week of COP28 drawing to a close, IEMA’s deputy CEO, Martin Baxter, reflects on some of the key announcements made so far, addresses the controversy surrounding the climate summit, and highlights what to look out for in the second week.
Groundbreaking research warns that the models used by the finance sector to predict climate scenarios could easily sink our retirement pots… and the global economy. Huw Morris reports
The huge quantities of data we generate online every day is having an increasingly negative impact on the environment. Chris Seekings examines what is being done to tackle the problem