Articles from Transform April 2020

Digital Environmental Assessment primer

IEMA's Proportionate EIA Strategy has identified digital impact assessment (digital IA) as one of the four key solutions to proportionate assessment, ...

Futurebuild: Responding to the Emergency

IEMA joined 27,000 built environment industry influencers and shapers at this year's Futurebuild, which took place from 3-5 March in London.

Climate Change and Energy Toolbox

Developed by IEMA's Climate and Energy network, the Climate Change and Energy Toolbox is live and online at

Environment Bill update

The Environment Bill passed its second reading in the House of Commons on 26 February and is now at Committee stage, where a cross-party group of MPs,...

Impact Assessment Outlook Journal programme for 2020

IEMA's EIA Quality Mark (QMark) is a scheme allowing organisations that lead co-ordination of statutory EIAs in the UK to make a commitment to excelle...

Coronavirus to bankrupt most of the world's airlines

The impact of coronavirus and government travel restrictions could bankrupt most of the world's airlines by the end of next month, the CAPA Centre for...

Banks spend $2.7trn on fossil fuels in four years

The world's 35 largest private banks spent more than $2.7trn financing the fossil fuel sector in the four years after the Paris Agreement was adopted,...

Climate change and alternative proteins pose risk to meat sector

Meat suppliers could lose billions of dollars due to the increasing financial costs of climate change and growth in the alternative protein market, su...

UK renewables generation surpasses gas for first time

UK electricity from renewable sources surpassed generation from gas for the first time ever in the third quarter of last year, government figures have...

Green jobs could rise 85% in a decade

UK renewable energy and clean technology jobs could grow from 128,954 in 2017/18 to 238,000 by 2030 – an 85% increase – if the right policies are intr...

World 'way off track' on delivering Paris Agreement – UN

The world is not on course to deliver the Paris Agreement, the UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has warned.

Budget 2020: Key pledges

Budget 2020 rightly focused on the global outbreak of Covid-19 and the need to shield people and businesses from the worst of the economic shock. The ...

Connect: Social and community news

Social and community news from IEMA.

Futures vs Fellows: Disruptive technology

A recent IEMA Futures event saw a panel discuss how innovative new technology could be applied within the sustainability sphere. IEMA Futures chair Ha...

The Ocean Cleanup: A great catch

The brainchild of a Dutch teenager, The Ocean Cleanup aims to clear our seas and rivers of waste through engineering. Kathryn Manning investigates

Awards spotlight: Wilson Power Solutions

Erika Wilson, managing director of the company, talks about the power industry's future and winning IEMA's Award for New Product, Service or Technolog...

Ethical investment: the rules of engagement

Quintin Rayer offers tips for ethical investors that want to strengthen their engagement with companies

A green future after Brexit?

Neil Howe casts his eye over environmental regulations and strategies in a post-Brexit UK

The coronavirus diaries

On BBC Radio 4's Today programme in March, one presenter suggested we look at the impact of coronavirus in a “positive way“ in terms of climate change...

Environmental DNA: Tracking the traces

Environmental DNA analysis provides a more efficient way to monitor wildlife presence than traditional surveying methods – making it easier for develo...

Impact assessment: Guiding light

Andy Ricketts explains the importance of IEMA guidance in avoiding legal challenges relating to EIA

Jane Goodall: A message of hope

Legendary ethologist and UN Messenger of Peace Dr Jane Goodall talks to Chris Seekings about her rise to stardom, the fragile state of the environment...

Judicial review application of Green Belt decision refused

A claimant applied for review of a local authority's decision to grant planning permission for Green Belt development involving aggregate extraction, ...

Wessex Water pays for polluting nature reserve

Wessex Water offered to pay an enforcement undertaking of £35,000 towards environmental improvements at Stoborough Heath nature reserve after a sewer ...

April: New regulations

The latest legislation, guidance and consultation.

McDonald's to ditch hard plastic toys

McDonald's UK and Ireland will no longer include toys made from non-recycled or non-renewable forms of hard plastic in its Happy Meals from 2021.

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