Articles from Transform August 2014

My career: Chris Reynolds

Chris Reynolds, energy management and sustainability officer at Guildford Borough Council and director at Step Lightly Limited

Defra comes clean on air quality

Nitrogen dioxide levels in parts of London, Birmingham and Leeds will not meet EU limits until after 2030, Defra has conceded.

Policies not causing leakage

Fears that climate change policies might be harming the competitiveness of UK businesses are not substantiated by the available evidence, a new study ...

In parliament: Barriers to the circular economy

The circular economy is in vogue again in parliament.

Reports reveal worsening global climate

Global climate indicators in 2013 continued to reflect trends of a warmer planet, according to a new report from the American Meteorological Society (...

EIA update/August 2014

IEMA's latest update on environmental impact assessment (EIA) practice including amended EIA Directive

MPs back circular economy

Lower VAT on recycled products, longer warranty periods for consumer goods and a ban on food waste being sent to landfill are among the recommendation...

MoD identifies resource strain

Rising sea levels, water shortages, desertification and a mismatch between global energy supplies and demand are just a few of the threats identified ...

Business plans: SABMiller, Apple, Microsoft, Nationwide, Future Energy Solutions

the environmentalist gives a round up of environment management news from companies including SABMiller, Apple, Microsoft, Nationwide and Future Energ...

MPs give IPCC clean bill of health

The processes applied by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to produce its latest assessment of climate change science have been adj...

Commission closer to taking action over power station

The European commission has issued a "reasoned opinion" setting out its case on UK government infringements of EU law when granting permission for the...

Drax 'wins' biomass case

The high court has ruled that the conversion of a second unit at the Drax power station to burning biomass instead of coal is eligible for subsidies u...

£50,000 fine for Anglian Water

Contaminating a brook in Essex with sewage, which killed around 1,500 fish, has cost Anglian Water £94,751.

Laying down the law: Dealing with a knotty problem

Ross Fairley warns developers to be wary of changes to the law on eradicating non-native invasive species

Building on firm foundations

In his latest blog, IEMA chief executive Tim Balcon considers how the Institute's central business of providing membership, development and support fo...

14001 and sustainability consultations - member feedback required

IEMA is encouraging members to get involved in two important consultations: the draft international standard (DIS) of the revised ISO 14001 and a whit...

IEMA reshuffles to deliver Vision 2020

The Institute's head office has undergone some essential changes, all of which aim to provide a greater focus on the membership and drive IEMA's aspir...

Policy update: Building skills for a sustainable economy

Josh Fothergill, policy and practice lead at IEMA, discusses how we are working to deliver a sustainable economy

Road testing 14001:2015

the environmentalist reports on how one group of practitioners views the planned changes to 14001

Digging further into the UK's natural capital

Mark Everard examines the outcomes from the follow-on to the national ecosystem assessment

The little things matter

Julian Jackson provides a reminder that much can be achieved by tackling emissions of small particle climate pollutants

Case study: we are the champions

the environmentalist finds the workforce is key to driving down emissions at PHS group

Permission to carry on

Susanne Baker provides a summary guide to authorisation under REACH

Doing things differently round here

In the second of her two-part series, Penny Walker finds out how to use an existing culture to support change

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