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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

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How to Save Our Planet is call to action that aims to equip everyone with the knowledge needed to make change. We need to deal with climate change, environmental destruction and global poverty, and ensure everyone’s security.

23rd September 2021

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Hannah Lesbirel and Beccy Wilson speak to IEMA members about climate anxiety

23rd September 2021

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Seven of the UK's 17 key industry sectors are still increasing their emissions year-on-year, and most will miss their 2050 net-zero targets without significant government action, new research suggests.

23rd September 2021

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The UK government’s former chief scientific adviser Sir David King talks to Chris Seekings about his career, the latest IPCC report, COVID-19 and COP26

23rd September 2021

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The UK’s transition to net-zero emissions will only succeed if the government does more to involve the public in designing climate-related policies, the Institute for Government has warned.

23rd September 2021

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In a joint editorial, more than 200 health journals have called on governments to take emergency action to tackle the “catastrophic harm to health” caused by climate change.

23rd September 2021

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The UK public is the more concerned about the environment than it has been for the last 30 years.

23rd September 2021

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COVID-19 recovery packages have largely focused on protecting, rather than transforming, existing industries, and have been a “lost opportunity” for speeding up the global energy transition.

23rd September 2021

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Hello, and welcome to another edition of Transform, the magazine for IEMA sustainability professionals. I hope you are staying safe, and managing to have a productive October and November.

23rd September 2021

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