Articles from Transform April 2016

New look membership levels coming in June

Since completing the consultation in 2013 on developing its future vision, IEMA has been working to reposition itself to ensure it is equipped to buil...

Endless possibilities

Paul Suff reports on how imagination and ambition are helping paint and chemicals firm AkzoNobel to do more by using less

Is your business fit for the future?

Michael Hardisty asks when a company can be considered genuinely sustainable

Acclimatising to change

Henry Le Brecht, James Montgomery and Phil Le Gouais outline a new IEMA guide for climate change resilience and adaptation in EIA

Wales: the new home of sustainability?

Every major public body in Wales will soon have a duty to maximise sustainable development. But will it simply be wise words or could it transform a n...

Latest IEMA membership upgrades

IEMA would like to congratulate the following members on recently upgrading their membership as part of their ongoing commitment to learning and profe...

Regime change

The Budget set out further significant changes to the business energy efficiency tax regime.

Case law: solar vs Decc

Emma Lui assesses the Court of Appeal ruling on a case bought by four solar energy companies against the government on subsidy cuts.

In court: April 2016

Thames Water receives six-figure financial penalty

Advocate General rejects ETS appeals

Paolo Mengozzi, Advocate General at the European Court of Justice (ECJ), has dismissed appeals by four German companies against decisions by the Europ...

Trafficking crackdown

The EU launches crackdown on wildlife trafficking.

Environment missing from Brexit debate

Green organisations are struggling to promote the environment as a key issue in the EU referendum debate, according to speakers at an event in Westmin...

Wales revises EIA laws

New environmental impact assessment regulations for Wales introduced several major changes from 1 March.

Proportionate EIA

Proportionality has been the watchword in EIA for the last few years.

Business plans

A round-up of the latest business news, including United Airlines, Viridor and Heathrow.

Green laws cost neutral

Countries with tough environmental regulations do not lose export competitiveness to those with less stringent legislation, according to the OECD.

Ireland falling short on GHG targets

The Environmental Protection Agency in Ireland has warned that the country will miss its 2020 greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions targets for sectors not c...

Packaging targets fall

George Osborne's reduction in the targets for recycling plastic packaging drew a mixed reaction from industry.

ETS rules increase cement emissions, warns think-tank

The rules on the free allocation of EU emissions trading system allowances have created perverse incentives, resulting in the cement sector emitting m...

ETS rules increase cement emissions, warns think-tank

The rules on the free allocation of EU emissions trading system allowances have created perverse incentives, resulting in the cement sector emitting m...

Emissions down, economy up

Data from the International Energy Agency has revealed that energy-related emissions remained flat in 2015 for the second consecutive year.

Shortcuts - April 2016

A round-up of news on business sustainability and ethics.

Waste duties need enforcing

Awareness and enforcement of waste responsibilities are still lacking, according to experts in the sector.

Businesses dismayed by closure of timber advice service

Businesses and environmental campaigners want the government to reaffirm its commitment to sustainable timber procurement following its abandonment of...

Higher Scottish climate targets advised

Scotland should aim to achieve a 61% reduction in emissions by 2030 to meet the requirements of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act.

Calls for carbon reporting to be strengthened

The government should strengthen mandatory carbon reporting now that it has pledged to retain it, business and investor organisations have said.

Is your business fit for the future?

Michael Hardisty asks when a company can be considered genuinely sustainable

Latest EIA research

Health impact assessments and pre-apps.

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