Articles from Transform February 2013

Sky's the limit

Paul Suff reports on what the aviation industry is doing to reduce its environmental impacts

Supply chain is weak link in sustainability

Suppliers' efforts to cut carbon emissions and prepare for the impacts of climate change continue to lag behind those of their multinational customers...

In Parliament >> Timing is everything

Chris Davies, Liberal Democrat environment spokesperson in the European parliament, sees problems ahead for emissions trading in Europe

EU ETS reaches crisis point

A huge surplus of EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) permits has led to a collapse in their value, threatening the future of the scheme, climate change...

Civil sanctions: the key to well-oiled regulation?

Two environment lawyers give their views on civil sanctions and the government's decision to restrict their use in future

Statistically significant savings at ONS

A mixture of big projects and small changes has helped the office for national statistics cut its carbon footprint and operational costs. the environm...

First, do no harm

Becky Allen on how the NHS plans to cut its carbon footprint by 10% and place sustainable development at the heart of its operations

Case Law >> Wind turbine breaches local policy

Jen Hawkins and George Hobson, from LexisPSL, on a Court of Appeal case overturning permission for a wind turbine that contravened local planning poli...

Biodiversity and the bottom line

Environment management systems provide an ideal starting point to better understand biodiversity and its impact on profitability, argues Matthew Walke...

Systems update - the e-EMS

Introducing an electronic version of an EMS can help to improve its integration into a business. Mark Hedges investigates

Legal brief: Shippers of waste beware

Stephen Tromans details a recent Court of Appeal decision confirming that, when transporting materials, ignorance of whether containers hold hazardous...

Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products Regs 2012

The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2012 came into force on 1 Jan 2013

Departing CEO thanks staff and members

Jan Chmiel will shortly leave IEMA. Here, he gives his final message as chief executive

Policy update: The need for unity

In the first of IEMA's new policy updates, Martin Baxter discusses the need for unity among government ministers

Webinar on proposed changes to ISO 14001

IEMA webinar on 12 March to give members an insight into progress on the current revision of ISO 14001.

Meet the board member: Terry A'Hearn

IEMA appointed two new non-executive directors to its board in November 2012 and the new recruits attended their first board meeting on 5 December

New guidelines on LVIA

The third edition of the Guidelines for landscape and visual impact assessment (GLVIA3) will be available from 3 April 2013.

Handy new foldout copy of the skills map

This month, a small booklet that could be the catalyst to your career progression in 2013 accompanies the environmentalist. It is your personal, porta...

Producer Responsibility (Packaging) Regs (NI)

The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 came into force on 1 Jan 2013

GHG Emissions Trading Scheme Regs 2012

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2012 came into force on 1 Jan 2013

No plan bee

As European authorities recommend a ban on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, Paul Suff argues that early warning signs of their harmful impact on b...

Pesticides blamed for bee decline face EU restrictions

The European Commission is proposing a two-year moratorium on the use of three pesticides containing neonicotinoid chemicals, which the European Food ...

CCC reports on Welsh progress to cut CO2

The Welsh Assembly government (WAG) needs to ramp up efforts to meet its carbon emission targets, says the committee on climate change (CCC) in its se...

Worrying' ignorance of REACH

One-fifth of UK manufacturers do not believe that EU legislation restricting the use of hazardous chemicals has any impact on their business, and anot...

$700bn boost from reuse

Adopting a circular economic model that preserves or enhances the biological and technical "nutrients" in materials could save the global consumer goo...

Enforcement notice on energy-from-waste site

The troubled energy-from-waste plant at Dargavel in Dumfries has had to restrict operations after the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) is...

Plant Health (Eng) (Amend) Order 2012

The Plant Health (England) (Amendment) Order 2012 came into force on 14 December 2012

Buildings' Energy Performance (Scot) (No.3) Regs

The Energy Performance of Buildings (Scotland) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 2012 came into force on 21 Dec 2012

Agriculture, Animals, Environment & Food Order

The Agriculture, Animals, Environment and Food etc. (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 came into force on 24 December 2012

WFD (Priority Substances) Regs (NI) 2012

The Water Framework Directive (Priority Substances and Classification) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 came into force on 31 Dec 2012

Climate Change Levy (Amend) (No.2) Regs 2012

The Climate Change Levy (General) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2012 came into force on 1 Jan 2013

CCA (Eligible Facilities) Regs 2012

The Climate Change Agreements (Eligible Facilities) Regulations 2012 came into force on 1 Jan 2013

Motor Fuel GHG Reporting Regs 2012

The Motor Fuel (Road Vehicle and Mobile Machinery) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulations 2012 came into force on 1 Jan 2013

My career: Lowellyne James

Lowellyne James describes how roles in quality and environment management have enabled him to move into academia and teach future environment managers

Lack of finance cripples commercial green deal

Businesses wanting to take advantage of the green deal to improve the energy efficiency of their properties will struggle to find a provider willing t...

Scotland set to decarbonise electricity

The Scottish government is to set an 85% carbon reduction target for its electricity sector, after the coalition deferred setting a UK-wide target unt...

Global treaty to tackle mercury pollution

Countries agree a new legally-binding convention to ban the use of mercury in batteries and restrict emissions from industry

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