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7th October 2022

Suspected sabotage of Nord Stream gas pipelines raise concerns about geopolitical risk faced by critical infrastructure

Powerful blasts were recorded by underwater sensors on 26 September 2022 and pressure suddenly dropped in the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines, both of which deliver natural gas from Russia to continental Europe...

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4th October 2022

Rewilding network expands across Scotland

A rewilding project in Scotland has expanded its work to 50 sites in just 18 months, stretching from the Highlands and Aberdeenshire to the Scottish Borders, and the initiative now boasts more than 13,000 acres of farm, ...

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29th September 2022

Do the new Secretaries of State for Defra & BEIS offer hope for the UK’s environmental agenda?

With the dust beginning to settle following the PM’s cabinet appointments, IEMA’s Public Affairs Officer, Asim Ali, looks at the environmental credentials of the new Secretaries of State for the Department of Business, E...

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28th September 2022

IEMA community reacts with “hope” to EasyJet leading net zero aviation ambition

IEMA's Digital Journalist Tom Pashby speaks with experts about EasyJet's plans to become a net zero business by 2050 and how they plan to do this.

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27th September 2022

IEMA sets out its recommendations to Defra on the Biodiversity Metric 3.1

At the beginning of August Defra launched a consultation on the biodiversity metric 3.1. In this short blog, Lesley Wilson who leads on IEMA’s biodiversity work, sets out the recommendations that the Institute has made t...

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20th September 2022

New UNFCCC chief declares emergency ahead of COP27

IEMA's Digital Journalist Tom Pashby discusses the declaration of UNFCCC Executive Secretary Simon Stiell during the New York City Climate Week, ahead of COP27.

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13th September 2022

UN head warns “no one is safe” from extreme weather in new climate report

IEMA's Digital Journalist Tom Pashby discusses the recent United in Science 2022 report and the warnings it presents.

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13th September 2022

Scotland’s Biodiversity Strategy – ambitious but needs clearer objectives

IEMA's Policy and Engagement Lead for Biodiversity and Natural Capital, Lesley Wilson discusses the recent Scotland Biodiversity Strategy consultation and IEMA's responses.

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12th September 2022

Intro to Chris Western - New IEMA Professional Standards Manager

Hello, my name is Chris Weston and I joined IEMA in July as Professional Standards Manager. I will be responsible for developing and maintaining IEMA’s professional standards, ensuring that our processes, practices, et...

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12th September 2022

Recent policy and practice activity

It’s been a busy period for the policy and practice team with a range of activities and outputs delivered over the last few months.

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