Articles from Transform August 2016

Natural capital expert fears concept could become meaningless

Natural capital must avoid becoming a oolly' concept in the way that sustainability has, the government's adviser on the issue has warned.

Separate collections of food waste could fuel homes and offices

An opportunity is being missed to boost future fuel sources.

UN body warns on consumption rise

The amount of primary materials extracted from the earth has tripled in the past four decades, research has found.

Spending on consulting set to rise

Sustainability leaders are forecast to spend less on consulting services over the next five years, but this will be more than offset by expenditure el...

Nature protocol launched

The natural capital protocol could herald a ew era' for the environment and business, according to commentators.

Planning the future after Brexit

EIA professionals will need to practice horizon scanning to identfy possible scenarios for clients.

EIA research

A round-up of the latest EIA research, including a review of the past 15 years, lifecycle assessment and shale gas projects.

Looking to the future

The profession needs to pull together after the vote to leave the EU.

Firms investing in offsets

Companies are engaging in carbon markets as part of larger emissions reduction strategies, according to a report.

Decc abolished and all change at Defra

In the political turmoil that engulfed the UK after the vote to leave the EU, Decc merged with the business department to form the Department for Busi...

Coal mine gets green light

Northumberland County Council has approved plans for a surface mine near Druridge Bay.

Reporting gaps found

The world's largest companies are under-reporting sustainability performance, according to research.

Tax warning for solar

The Solar Trade Association has warned that business rates on commercial rooftop solar installations could rise by between six and eight times from 1 ...

First-class delivery

Paul Suff reports on how the environment and sustainability practitioners at Royal Mail Group have come together to drive improvement

Scottish renewables at risk

Recent changes in UK government policy have created uncertainty that could threaten the Scottish renewables industry's prospects for further growth, w...

UK lagging on renewables

The UK is on course to be at least two years late in meeting its target to produce 15% of energy from renewable sources, according to the National Gri...

Size is everything: proportionate EIA in the spotlight

Scale is important, particularly when it comes to information: provide too little and the recipient is ill-prepared to make the right decisions; provi...

Brexit: what’s next for the UK’s young sustainability professionals?

Now that the decision has been made to leave the bloc, practitioners involved in IEMA Futures, the body's project to develop understanding of the prof...

ONS data shows the contribution of the environment to the economy

Progress is being made to decouple GDP and impacts on the environment.

Case law - assessing the openness of the green belt

The Court of Appeal decision in Turner v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government shows that the concept of penness of the green belt' ...

My career: Nigel Marsh

Global head of environment, Rolls-Royce

Assessing health and wellbeing

The new EIA Directive requires an assessment of impacts of projects on human health. Howard Waples provides some guidance

Counting the cost

John Barwise checks out the motivations and metrics behind corporate carbon footprinting

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