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18th October 2022

Government urged by MPs to recommit to net zero strategy

IEMA's Digital Journalist Tom Pashby discusses how a cross-party group of MPs has launched a report in Westminster today, calling for the UK Government to recommit to its net zero greenhouse gas emissions target and to c...

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5th October 2022

New climate minister sets out priorities, including going “faster” on net zero

The new climate minister, Graham Stuart MP, has posted a thread of Tweets setting out his responsibilities and priorities, including “going further and faster” to achieve net zero. Graham also welcomed Conservative clima...

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29th September 2022

IEMA reacts to ongoing drought

Reacting to the news that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' National Drought Group has met and confirmed that much of England is still in drought, IEMA's deputy CEO Martin Baxter said: “The ongoin...

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9th September 2022

IEMA's CEO reacts to the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

"We are saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty the Queen and extend our sympathies to the Royal Family at this time. Her Majesty took a keen interest in the environment through her support for forestry, farming a...

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12th August 2022

IEMA comments on the hosepipe ban coming into force in Kent and Sussex

With the hosepipe ban for over 3 million people in Kent and Sussex coming into force from 0001 on Friday 12th August, IEMA’s Director of Policy and External Affairs and Deputy CEO Martin Baxter says: “With another hosep...

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9th August 2022

IEMA calls for investment in water infrastructure

In response to the news that the Met Office has issued a four-day amber warning for extreme heat in parts of England and Wales, and Thames Water's announcement of a hosepipe ban in London and the Thames Valley, IEMA's De...

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28th July 2022

IEMA responds to Environmental Audit Committee report on Environmental Principles

Responding to the Environmental Audit Committee's ‘Recommendations on the Government's Environmental Principles Policy Statement’ today, CEO Sarah Mukherjee MBE said:

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26th July 2022

IEMA response to Environment Agency 'dry weather' preparations

More skills capacity needed for UK drought response

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19th July 2022

IEMA writes to Conservative leadership candidates, with Professional Bodies Climate Action Charter

IEMA signs a letter with 14 other Professional Bodies calling on the next Prime Minister to deliver on Net Zero targets.

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7th July 2022

IEMA reacts to recent political upheaval and urgent need for leadership in climate action

IEMA's Deputy CEO and Director of Policy & External Affairs, Martin Baxter commented on upcoming leadership candidates and ministerial appointments: “It is critical that the next Prime Minister and cabinet has a clea...

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