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Transposition of the 2014 amendments to the EU’s EIA Directive into UK Practice

IEMA has been actively involved in development of the European Union’s EIA Directive since 2009, when members provided evidence to the European Commission’s research that led to the effectiveness review produced in that year. In 2012, IEMA was the only professional body referenced in the Commission’s initial proposal to amend the Directive and we actively participated in influencing the 2014 amendment.

Alongside this IEMA has been working over the past five years to prepare UK practitioners for the new requirements introduced by the May 2017 transposition. Through 2016 and into 2017, IEMA members actively engaged with all six of the UK Government consultations on the transposition.

We are now focussed on providing access to our EIA Transposition resources to ensure IEMA members are well briefed, prepared and supported in delivering effective EIA to enable quality development across the UK.

IEMA members can log in and access IEMA’s EIA Transposition Consultation Responses, Presentations, Webinars and Guidance here.



Set your Goals, Record, Reflect and get Results with CPD

It’s now even easier to set your goals, record, reflect and get results with our new approach to CPD. No matter what activities you get involved in, make sure it counts towards your annual CPD. That not only helps you continue your career journey, it's a mandatory requirement for all Professional membership grades. From Graduate to Fellow, all members will now have to declare they have taken part in relevant CPD activities each year in order to retain their membership. So don't delay;

Click here to download your forms, set your goals and start building your 2017 CPD record now.

Download the New Biodiversity Net Gain Principles.

In partnership with CIEEM and CIRIA we have just published the UK’s first set of good practice principles on Biodiversity Net Gain. 

The principles provide a framework for industry to help improve the UK’s biodiversity by contributing towards strategic priorities to conserve and enhance nature. They also provide a way for industry to show that projects followed good practice when seeking to achieve a biodiversity net gain.

You can now download your free copy of  Biodiversity Net Gain – Good Practice Principles for Development by clicking here.


National Infrastructure Commission – IEMA’s response to the consultation

We are supporting the development of the National Infrastructure Assessment, and the Commission’s plans to produce such an assessment in each Parliamentary cycle.

With only 13% of organisations feeling fully confident that they have the right skills to successfully transition and remain competitive in a sustainable economy, we are proposing that the Commission includes specific examination of skills acquisition, via formal education and within the workforce.

You can read our full response to the NIA and get more detail HERE.

Beyond The Perfect Storm: The Corporate Sustainability Challenge

Transforming the world to sustainability requires organisational leadership, skilled professionals and a desire for change.

Concerns that once seemed distant are now here, and increasingly impacting on a massive range of critical economic, social and environmental issues worldwide. What can we do to tackle the issues, and prosper?

Download your free copy of Beyond The Perfect Storm to get the full story and some inspiration for action. 

CLICK HERE for more information




Delivering Quality Development

We’ve launched our new EIA guide “Delivering Quality Development”, which is free for all IEMA members. Click here to get your full copy. If you missed the webinar launch, then you can watch the recording here.

Non-members: Join today to get your copy and view the webinar. You’ll also be able to purchase a copy when we launch our online shop next month.



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