Articles from Transform December 2017 - January 2018

Driving Change

Rufus Howard reports back on two years of chairing the Impact Assessment Network steering group, highlighting the key activities and latest developmen...

Inside story

Jess Kennedy MIEMA CEnv tells Transform how sustainability became her career choice

Career Profile: Jasmine Bedford

MIEMA CEnv, Environmental consultant at RSK Environment

Webinars - December

Devil is in the detail

Charlotte Burns, Viviane Gravey and Andy Jordan discuss the complexities of Brexit, devolution and environmental governance in the UK

A nudge in the right direction

Elisabeth Jeffries looks at the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, which aims to redirect companies away from high-emitting fuels an...

Green shoots of green bonds

Rick Gould outlines the history of green bonds and explains how the financial sector is demonstrating their credibility

Clean Growth

Paul Reeve explains the UK government’s plans for an ‘innovative, low-carbon economy’

Age of renewal

Chris D Thomas is causing a stir by suggesting that changing biodiversity represents the way nature is coping, and calls for a rethink on conservation...

Buzz off

According to new research by the University of Stirling, a neonicotinoid pesticide can affect the behaviour of bumblebees by interferring with the typ...

High Court ruling gives hope to environmental bodies

A High Court ruling has approved, in part, a judicial review into amendments to civil procedure rules in February 2017, which essentially removed a ca...

Scotland is home to world’s first floating wind farm

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon formally opened a £210 million floating wind farm, located off the coast of Peterhead, on 18 October. Standing...

Waste activities in UK’s North East rack up costs of £750,000

Illegal waste activities have cost the North East of England upwards of £750,000 in fines, charges and clean-up costs.

December 2017: New regulations

A round up of recent regulations.

Member satisfaction results are in

IEMA’s annual membership satisfaction survey closed on 17 November, and we would like to thank everyone who took part.

IEMA attends Bonn climate talks

As world leaders, policymakers, regulators, standards bodies and professions from over 200 nations assembled in Bonn, Germany, for the 2017 UN Climate...

Time running out for EU environmental acquis transposition into UK law

The Environmental Policy Forum (EPF), a network of UK environmental professional bodies and learned societies, which includes IEMA, is “deeply concern...

International standards key to operational success of Paris Accord

Governments must look to international standards in support of the new Paris Climate Accord as part of the COP23 talks in Bonn. This will ensure busin...

New tool for investor climate risk disclosure

The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) has confirmed it is building a new programme to help asset owners and managers better asse...

EU to cover US funding shortfall

French president Emmanuel Macron has said the EU will plug any funding gap to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented by the US...

EU fails to meet coal regs

Approximately 82% of EU coal power plants do not comply with new regulation on industry air pollution emission standards, according to research presen...

Call for climate damages tax on fossil fuel industry

More than 50 leading civil society organisations have signed a declaration calling for a tax on the fossil fuel industry to pay for the damage caused ...

Syria signs Paris Climate Agreement, leaving US isolated

The US is set to be the only country not participating in the Paris Climate Agreement, after Syria made the surprise decision to sign the accord.

A year to remember

It’s been quite a year. During the past 12 months, our membership has – in a word – performed. Members have got involved, contributed time, effort and...

Government facing fresh legal action over air pollution levels

ClientEarth is taking legal action against the UK government for a third time over its persistent failure to bring air pollution to within legal limit...

2017 set to be in top three hottest years on record

This year is likely to join 2016 and 2015 in the top three hottest on record, according to analysis from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

New environment watchdog planned

An independent body for environmental standards in England will be set up after the UK leaves the EU under plans unveiled by environment secretary Mic...

Investment in water security at record high

The world’s largest companies have committed a record $23.4bn (£17.8bn) to improving water security this year, according to a new report from CDP.

CO2 emissions to rise for first time in four years

In a “step back for humankind”, CO<sub>2</sub> emissions are set to rise after a three-year plateau.

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