Articles from Transform April 2017

In memory of IEMA member Steve Marsden

IEMA regrets to announce the passing of long-time member Steve Marsden.

Hydropower scheme gets green light

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has given the go-ahead for two disused quarries in North Wales, to be used to gen...

Perceptions of climate change

Most people accept that climate change is happening, but far fewer believe there is scientific consensus.

WEEE targets met, batteries targets missed

The UK met its overall collection target for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in 2016, according to data from the Environment Agency.

Business case for soil

Businesses need to assess the risks that soil degradation could have on their operations and lobby for better protection, according to an academic.

Corporate forest pledges forgotten

One in five corporate commitments on deforestation have become ormant', according to an analysis of 760 pledges.

Sector compliance scores issued

The proportion of firms failing to comply properly with permits issued by the Environment Agency fell from 4.1% in 2014 to 3.2% in 2015.

Trump plans cuts to EPA

The US Environmental Protection Agency could have its budget cut by 31%, while funding would end for the clean power plan and international climate ch...

Glyphosate classified

Glyphosate, a herbicide commonly found in weed killer, is not a carcinogen, according to the latest assessment by the European Chemicals Agency.

UN body seeks to halt Hinkley

EDF has been given consent to start constructing the Hinkley Point C power station despite a UN body asking the UK government to halt work.

Slow progress on UN sustainability goals

Progress overall on achieving the UN sustainability goals is slow, while the pace of change for some is barely measurable, according to a poll of prac...

Defra keeping chemicals options open post Brexit

The environment department (Defra) is lanning multiple scenarios' for chemicals regulation after Brexit, environment minister Thérèse Coffey told MPs ...

Making things better

If we harness the expertise of the profession we can find a way forwards.

Brexit: The assumption of apathy strengthens us

Time to step up and engage.

IEMA and AECOM publish briefing on resource management through 14001

IEMA and global consultancy AECOM have published a guide to help businesses use the ISO 14001: 2015, the international standard for environment manage...

New chair of IEMA standards committee

Shaun McCarthy OBE has been appointed the new chair of the IEMA Professional Standards Committee.

Case law - Compensation for land

In Homes and Communities Agency v J S Bloor (Wilmslow) Ltd, the Supreme Court allowed a landowner's appeal, confirming the award of compensation by th...

Smells cost firm £200,000

Yorkshire-based waste company Associated Waste Management (AWM) has been fined £125,000 for repeated odour pollution that local residents complained m...

Reborn at the jet cemetery

Pilot Robin Evans reports on how the aviation industry is dealing with its redundant aircraft

Making the right connections

In the first in a new series on management concepts, the environmentalist provides a guide to systems thinking

Exercising control

Lucie Ponting considers the UK regulatory framework in her final report on minimising risks from fracking

A third off over five years

The University of Reading has slashed its CO2 emissions and is aiming to go further

My career: James Brocklehurst

Environmental engineer, Boskalis

Latest member upgrades

IEMA would like to congratulate the following on successfully upgrading their membership.

Businessplans

A round-up of the latest business news from Amazon, Kraft Heinz and Electrolux.

Government slows down

Quite a lot has not happened.

Building healthier places to work

Greg Chant-Hall discusses how a new standard can improve buildings and raise employee productivity

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