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27th September 2023

IEMA responds to govt decision to delay biodiversity net gain regs on developments

In response to the government's decision to delay biodiversity net gain regulations on new developments, Martin Baxter, deputy CEO at IEMA, said: "The government’s delay to the introduction of biodiversity net gain for n...

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21st September 2023

IEMA responds to House of Lords Built Environment Committee report

In response to a report from the House of Lords Built Environment Committee titled 'The impact of environmental regulations on development', Sarah Mukherjee MBE, CEO at IEMA, said: “We welcome the committee’s report and...

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6th September 2023

IEMA responds to summer 2023 being the hottest on record in Northern Hemisphere

In response to the news from the World Meteorological Organisation that summer 2023 in the Northern Hemisphere was the hottest on record, Sarah Mukherjee MBE, CEO at IEMA, said: “This record-breaking heat is a reminder t...

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5th September 2023

IEMA responds to PM lifting ban on onshore wind

In response to the announcement that the effective ban on onshore wind is due to be lifted by the Prime Minister, Sarah Mukherjee MBE, CEO at IEMA, said: “This is good news for the UK’s transition to a net zero economy. ...

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31st August 2023

IEMA responds to cabinet reshuffle

In response to the UK Government's reshuffle and appointment of Claire Coutinho MP as secretary of state at the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, Sarah Mukherjee MBE, IEMA's CEO, said: “IEMA congratulates Clai...

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25th August 2023

IEMA responds to UK being among first countries to back new nature recovery fund

In response to the UK government demonstrating its commitment to reversing the decline in nature by being one of the first countries to contribute to a newly established international fund aimed at tackling global biodiv...

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24th August 2023

Discharge of contaminated water at Fukushima nuclear plant raises questions around UK standards

Over a million tons of water that were contaminated by the nuclear power plant at Fukushima is in the process of being discharged into the sea off Japan. How will this affect the wellbeing of people and nature and could ...

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21st August 2023

IEMA partners with CWP to produce a digital series that shares knowledge and inspires action in sustainability

IEMA is partnering with Content With Purpose (CWP) to produce a digital series exploring the strides that organisations across industries are taking to implement and execute sustainability strategies, prioritise ESG, h...

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9th August 2023

IEMA community reacts to delay to extended producer responsibility scheme

The government has delayed its extended producer responsibility scheme from 2024 to October 2025, citing concerns about the impact of inflation on households. The delay was met with a range of reactions from across the I...

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3rd August 2023

National Risk Register highlights climate and biodiversity crisis as key threats to the UK

The climate emergency presents chronic and acute risks to the UK, according to the 2023 iteration of the National Risk Register (NRR) which was published today by the government. IEMA's Digital Journalist Tom Pashby repo...

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