Articles from Transform December 2018 - January 2019

Time for a rethink

Systems-level thinking is necessary to deliver the infrastructure projects that meet environmental, social and economic needs, says Ian Nicholson.

Coca-Cola demands 2050 net zero emissions target

Coca-Cola is among a group of companies that have written to UK prime minister Theresa May demanding the government set a net zero emissions target fo...

BT launches electric vehicle company car scheme

Telecoms giant BT has launched its first dedicated electric vehicle (EV) company car scheme as it looks to boost its green credentials and cut emissio...

Sainsbury’s trials edible insects

Sainsbury’s has become the UK’s first supermarket to trial insect-based products at its convenience stores as consumer demand for sustainable protein ...

Special K: potassium production

Oliver Heidrich, Brett Cherry, Natalia Yakovleva, David Manning and Alistair Ford look at how the Global South could adopt more local potassium produc...

Road to nowhere

Global warming threatens the livelihoods of countless millions, and looks set to spark a fresh wave of migrants fleeing extreme weather across the wor...

Truth to power

Environmental Audit Committee chair Mary Creagh talks to Chris Seekings about Defra’s long-awaited Resources and Waste Strategy – and post-Brexit Brit...

Bearing the brunt

Global biodiversity has been pushed to crisis point by a lack of international collaboration; Elisabeth Jeffries investigates.

Local heroes

Helena Norberg-Hodge outlines how localising economic activity could halt ecological breakdown.

Can palm oil ever be sustainable?

Andy Green discusses how the supply chain could help make the world’s most consumed vegetable oil both viable and sustainable.

Anne McCall: fighting the good fight

RSPB Scotland director Anne McCall has been through thick and thin in conserving her country’s natural heritage. She tells Huw Morris about her battle...

December 2018: new regulations

The latest guidance and legislation.

Environmental permit breach costs waste firm NHS contract

Healthcare Environmental Services (HES) has been found in breach of environmental permits by the Environment Agency.

Environment Agency releases annual whistleblowing disclosures

The Environment Agency has an obligation to act on third-party disclosures to it concerning malpractice on environmental matters.

2019 preview: a look to the year ahead

IEMA’s chief policy advisor, Martin Baxter, talks to TRANSFORM about some of the key developments members should look out for in 2019 as the UK prepar...

New CPD platform almost ready to go

Get set for a new way to set your career goals, plot your learning and track your progress via your CPD record.

Essential reading now available

One new guide, an insight briefing and IEMA’s first journal have all been published within the past month.

2019 membership fees

The 2019 membership price list has now been confirmed.

The Blueprint goes live

On 29 November, the Broadway Initiative – a cross section of major stakeholders and nationally recognised experts, which includes IEMA – officially la...

Modern Slavery Act – further review

Member views on the remit and reach of the UK’s Modern Slavery Act have now been submitted to the Home Office.


As the UNFCCC COP24 climate conference comes to a close today (14 December), IEMA is delivering a fringe event at the talks in partnership with ISO an...

Multiple reports forecast dire climate change impacts

A series of reports published for the UK and US governments have predicted profound consequences, should climate change continue unabated.

World’s first natural capital tool launched for financial sector

An online tool has been launched to help financial institutions assess firms’ exposure to natural capital risks and “plug nature into decision-making”...

Looking ahead to 2019

As we approach the end of a busy year, I feel this a good time to reflect on all we have witnessed and achieved together – from my position as Chair o...

Marking a decade of the Climate Change Act

A decade ago, the UK introduced the world’s first law to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Here, we look at what the Climate Change Act has achieved, and ...

Connect: Social and community news from IEMA

IEMA's December/January events.

Judicial review against Environment Agency dismissed

The judicial review sought in R. (on the application of Baci Bedfordshire Ltd) v Environment Agency has been dismissed. Baci Bedfordshire sought the r...

Autumn Budget 2018: Creating green corridors

Kirsty Peck, on behalf of IEMA Futures, argues that the Budget’s funding for urban tree planting could be used to boost biodiversity in towns and citi...

Members event

Businesses take a walk on the Rewilding side

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