Articles from Transform December 2016

Coming full circle

With the draft circular economy guidance standard out for comment, Paul Suff speaks to some of the practitioners involved in its development

On a ship to nowhere?

The shipping industry has so far escaped setting a long-term plan to cut its carbon emissions. Is this about to change? Alex Marshall reports

Cleaner energy and thriving communities

Penny Walker looks at corporate action on the UN sustainable development goals on energy and sustainable communities in part five of our series

The environmental Nightmare before Christmas

Toys are a Christmas stocking staple, but what are their environmental impacts? Samantha Lyster investigates

The rocky road to the rollout of smart meters

Is the rollout becoming a roll into a ditch?

Long-term climate plans launched at UN talks

Businesses and governments came together at the UN climate talks in Marrakech, Morocco, to launch a platform to push for climate strategies to 2050.

Defra trims data collection

Collection of some datasets on environmental protection, farming, greenhouse gases, and waste is to be scrapped or scaled back, the environment depart...

EU refines approach to ecodesign

Solar panels are among the products targeted by the European Commission as it revises EU ecodesign standards.

Energy innovation key, says Clark

Business secretary Greg Clark has pledged to back innovation in the energy sector to reduce the impact humans have on the planet.

Value of untapped resources revealed

UK manufacturers, pharmaceutical and chemical businesses and firms in the food and beverage sector underuse resources worth £4bn a year, according to ...

Stern sets out low-carbon pathway

Political resolve will be critical to making the radical changes necessary to build sustainable infrastructure and combat climate change, Lord Stern s...

Future remediation market worth $123bn

The global remediation market is predicted to be worth $123bn by 2022, and achieve compound annual growth rate of almost 8% over the next six years, a...

Yarra Water publishes new impacts measurement

An Australian water company has published an integrated profit and loss account (IP&L), quantifiying its annual environmental, social, employee an...

Deforestation defined

Palm oil suppliers, buyers and campaigners have agreed a set of principles for meeting targets for eliminating deforestation from their operations and...

The year of engagement

2016 has been a landmark year for IEMA.

The UN climate agreement and Donald Trump

What does the latest political shock mean for international cooperation on climate?

Industry reports increasing demand for IEMA members

Feedback from recruitment specialists, business leaders and corporate members suggests there has been a sharp upturn in demand for IEMA members this y...

Four organisations join list of IEMA corporate members

IEMA has welcomed four more organisations to its growing list of IEMA for Business members.

IEMA support for members in 2017

IEMA is planning to run regular consultations, workshops and other programmes in 2017 to help support and inform members as the implications of Brexit...

A new kind of leadership: the revised Full and Fellow standards to launch next month

On 1 January, the new Full and Fellow membership standards go live. Both reinforce the strength and business relevance of the managerial and leadershi...

Picture our future

Visual media is vital for engagement.

In court - toxic vapour releases cost Grimsby company £3m

A chemical company has been fined £3m for twice releasing a toxic vapour, which on the first occasion killed one worker and left another with life-cha...

In court - violations of an environment permit for a waste transfer station has cost a haulage firm almost £29,000

Environment Agency officers found waste piled well above the 2.5 m height allowed when they visited the Winters Haulage site in Southgate, north Londo...

In court - waste firm and director fined

Connect Waste Management UK has been fined £6,000 and ordered to pay costs of £8,000 after ignoring permit conditions. Fines and costs amounting to mo...

Appeal against ending of CCL exemption rejected

The Court of Appeal has backed the government's decision to withdraw the renewable source electricity (RSE) exemption under the Climate Change Levy (C...

Who is a 'competent' expert?

New EU rules require that EIAs are prepared by a competent expert.

Defra grapples with Brexit complexities

Chemicals, greenhouse gases (GHGs) and pesticides are the most complex areas of legislation for the environment department to prepare for the process ...

My career: Ruth Henderson

Environmental impact assessment co-ordinator, Royal HaskoningDHV

Going global

IEMA membership is growing worldwide. John Barwise talks to members of the expanding network in the Middle East

Latest member upgrades

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

Wind farm ecology studies failing to predict bat deaths

Ecological assessments of wind farms fail to adequately predict collision threats to bats, according to academics at the University of Exeter.

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