Articles from Transform December 2019 - January 2020

The travel diaries

This weekend I'm off to Dublin to see two old friends. It promises to be fun. At least, the bit when I am actually there will be – bookending the beer...

Wild West End

Jess Kennedy, MIEMA CEnv, Arup sustainability associate director, talks about the green space project that won IEMA's Biodiversity and Environmental N...

The Earth Commission takes aim

Elisabeth Jeffries discusses the work of the Earth Commission, which is developing a series of sustainability targets to complement the UN's 2°C globa...

Keeping the faith

Faith-inspired sustainability specialist Kamran Shezad and Chris Seekings consider the role religion can play in tackling climate change and environme...

Widen the net

Delivering optimal sustainable development through environmental net gain is a source of much debate among policymakers and ecologists. Chris Seekings...

A perilous road ahead?

Filmmaker Eilidh Munro documented the building of a controversial road through the Peruvian jungle and found a community divided. She talks to David B...

Government invests in smart waste tracking

As part of Defra's £20m GovTech Catalyst fund, the government is awarding £1m funding to two UK companies. Anthesis, a digital specialist, and Topolyt...

Appeal against Secretary of State dismissed

The appellant appealed against a decision that it had been lawful for the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to issue guidance...

Man charged more than £12,000 over illegal waste operation

A Sunderland man has been ordered to pay more than £12,000 after a hearing at Sunderland Magistrates Court.

December connect: Social and community news from IEMA

The IEMA community's news for December.

Pledge to Net Zero initiative launched

As we strive to realise the UK's commitment to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, IEMA has joined other environmental experts to ...

Rufus Howard to lead IA transformation

IEMA is delighted to announce that from November, Rufus Howard, FIEMA CEnv will be supporting IEMA with policy leadership, providing IEMA and members ...

December: New regulations

The latest legislation, guidance and consultation.

IEMA event at COP25

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat was established in 1992 when countries adopted the UNFCCC. The secretariat organise...

The future of mobility and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Are we really ready?

In October, PBA (now part of Stantec) teamed up with IEMA to host an event in Exeter exploring the future of mobility and transport.

Environment Bill: where are we now?

The Environment Bill was published on 15 October – the first new environment act for a generation.

Noise pollution threatening biodiversity

Noise pollution is threatening the survival of more than 100 different species, interfering with the way they communicate and search for food, scienti...

GHG concentrations break records

Concentrations of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2018, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has warn...

Air quality: DEFRA reports published

Since September, Defra has published four major reports on air quality and emissions in the UK. The National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI) te...

Westerners choose sustainability over growth

Three in four westerners believe that slower economic growth is a price worth paying for environmental protection, a survey of 15,000 consumers has un...

Action stations

IEMA's growth rate since I joined as operations director in June has, for the best of reasons, restricted the time available for musing on the outside...

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