Articles from Transform December 2017 - January 2018

Devil is in the detail

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

Webinars - December

Career Profile: Jasmine Bedford

MIEMA CEnv, Environmental consultant at RSK Environment

Inside story

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

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Clean Growth

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

Green shoots of green bonds

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

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...

Purpose beyond profit

Brand building has evolved beyond mere marketing to taking a stance on the world. But is there a point to purpose, or is it just greenwash? David Burr...

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.

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

December 2017: New regulations

A round up of recent regulations.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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).

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...

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