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Climate Change

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

Redrawing the map

Dr Parag Khanna, founder of FutureMap, talks to Chris Seekings about how climate change, mass migration, globalisation and other powerful trends will force us to reimagine the world map

2nd February 2023

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Inequality is the under-discussed root cause of global warming, says Guilherme Azevedo, and key to addressing climate injustice

2nd February 2023

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Professionals working in environment and sustainability know it’s impossible to predict the future, especially relating to trends in our sector. With that in mind, I asked IEMA members to send me their thoughts on what we can expect to see in 2023 – a steep challenge.

2nd February 2023

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Reducing the chemical industry’s carbon emissions will be crucial if we are to reach net zero, says Roger Wareing. How can it be done?

2nd February 2023

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Building resilience to the impacts of climate change was one of the elements of COP27.

2nd February 2023

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The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) launched its new IWA 42 Net Zero Guidelines at COP27.

2nd February 2023

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Hello and welcome to another edition of Transform magazine.

2nd February 2023

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Global warming is already having a detrimental impact on worker productivity, labour markets and economic growth, according to a study by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

31st January 2023

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