Articles from Transform August 2015

Environmental statements on the rise

District planning authorities in England received 501 environmental statements in the 12 months to the end of March 2015, nearly 14% more than the num...

EIA update: August 2015

A round-up of the latest key developments in EIA.

A round-up of the latest environmental court cases.

A round-up of the latest environmental court cases.

Case law: Political involvement in planning decisions

Jen Hawkins of Lexis PSL explores whether planning decisions can be impaired because of lobbying by a local MP.

Laying down the law: Decommissiong industrial plants

Ross Fairley outlines the 10 issues companies must consider if they are to effectively manage and mitigate the potential environmental legal risks of ...

My career: Phil Cumming

Corporate sustainability professional and independent consultant

ESOS - On your marks

Peter Brown asks where companies should be as they gear up to comply with the energy savings opportunity scheme

Nature's economic support services

Mark Everard reviews UK initiatives to better account for natural capital.

Speaking out on 14001

Lucy Candlin and Ben Vivian believe that complying with a revised clause in 14001 on communication could test practitioners

The gold standard

Wrap CEO Liz Goodwin calls on businesses to be more resource-efficient or risk disappearing

Greening the television schedule

Paul Suff learns how TV programme makers are rising to the sustainability challenge

IEMA announces its 2015 annual general meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 15th annual general meeting of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment ("Institute") will be held at ...

Get £5 off renewal with direct debit

Maintaining your IEMA membership, on time, with no interruption in benefits, is an important annual step.

Updating your CPD record

Your monthly copy of the environmentalist helps you not only to keep your knowledge of new and changing practice up to date, but it also contributes t...

IEMA and BRE Academy launch membership partnership

On 20 July, IEMA announced a new partnership with the BRE Academy that entitles members of both bodies to claim special discounts and opportunities.

IEMA says sustainability skills are key to success of Osborne's productivity plan

The UK Treasury published its productivity report, Fixing the foundations: creating a more prosperous nation, in July.

Disappointing summer budget

IEMA has expressed its disappointment at the lack of environment and sustainability measures announced in the budget delivered by the chancellor, Geor...

Bad news or hint of an opportunity?

In July, the budget and productivity report caused more than a few ripples.

More successful IEMA members

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

Under attack

Paul Suff fears for the fate of Decc and Defra under government cuts.

Better financial alignment needed

Financial systems need to align better with the needs of a resource-efficient, low-carbon economy, according to financial experts and governments taki...

Deal reached on emission limits

Limits on emissions from medium-size combustion plants have been agreed by the European parliament.

Circular economy support systems backed

MEPs have backed a resolution calling on the European commission to include binding waste reduction targets, revamped ecodesign laws and measures to u...

Air pollution curbs agreed

Tougher proposals to curb air pollution across Europe have been agreed by MEPs on the European parliament's environment committee.

In parliament: New committee outlines inquiries

New chair of the Environmental Audit Committee Huw Irranca Davies outlines its plans for government scrutiny.

EU plans post-2020 ETS

The number of free allowances available under the EU emissions trading system will decline by 2.2% a year from 2021, although the quantity that will b...

Regulation not anti-business

Businesses are key to convincing the government to take action on climate and environmental issues, according to the chair of the Committee on Climate...

Businesses see benefits from review of energy efficiency

Business groups have welcomed the government's review of energy efficiency policies and taxes announced in the summer budget.

Leaders need to do more on climate

Without an increase in political commitment and an acceleration of technological innovation, global emissions are likely to rise by more than 4°C by t...

Business plans - AcerlorMittal, Facebook and Virgin Atlantic

A round up of environment management news from companies including AcerlorMittal, Facebook and Virgin Atlantic.

Want to read more from this issue?

Click here to download