Articles from Transform February 2014

IEMA goes global on EIA

IEMA's Josh Fothergill describes his recent trip to Hong Kong to share developments in environmental impact assessment practice

Andrew Whitehorn becomes IEMA Fellow

Andrew Whitehorn, head of sustainable business at waste management firm Viridor, has joined the ranks of IEMA Fellows. Whitehorn joins 51 other Fellow...

Sharing your details

IEMA shares its plans on how it will help members to network more easily

Headlines from 2014 practitioner survey

IEMA provides the headline results of its latest practitioner survey, ahead of its launch next month

All change for MIEMA

With just weeks left before IEMA's Full membership standard changes to include new assessment criteria and interview methods, the Institute has publis...

More successful IEMA members

IEMA would like to congratulate the following individuals on recently upgrading their membership as part of their ongoing commitment to learning and p...

The blame game

Dwindling finances and a smaller workforce mean the Environment Agency will find it harder to provide flood protection in many areas. But that's not t...

Tracking EU & US pollution data

Jonathan Nwagbaraocha and Ana Santos on the latest pollution and waste transfer information from Europe and the US, and how companies can best use the...

Unwrapping sustainability at Nestlé

the environmentalist learns more about Nestlé UK and Ireland's sustainability targets and how it is using its 'lighthouse' factory at Fawdon to drive ...

Leading sustainability at BAE

Greg Roberts and Michael Brown describe how BAE Systems has been working with EEF to engage managers with sustainability issues

Making managers tick

Greg Roberts and Michael Brown explain how a better understanding of senior management could improve your environment management system

EIA Update | February 2014

IEMA's latest update on environmental impact assessment (EIA) practice including progress on the revision to the EU Directive

In parliament >> Making community energy work

Alan Whitehead praises Decc's community energy strategy, but warns that it will only be as good as what follows

Fossil fuels still rule in 2035

More than 80% of the world's energy will come from oil, gas and coal in 2035, according to the latest estimates from BP

Catching the right people

Chris Reynolds explains how environment professionals can best identify and engage stakeholders

Connecting the dots of sustainability

Paul Suff finds out what sustainability means to environment practitioners and how they are working to embed the concept

Legal brief: A new industry caught by WEEE

Ross Fairley describes the recent changes to the producer responsibility regime to cover companies in the solar sector

Carrot' dangled to fire shale revolution

Local authorities will be able to retain all of the business rates they collect from shale gas sites, under new government proposals to support the de...

Change agent: Man on a mission

Jae Mather explains how he has helped organisations abate at least 5,000 times more carbon dioxide than he will generate in a lifetime

Sepa toils over GHG target

New figures reveal that the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) is struggling to achieve its 2020 target to reduce greenhouse-gas (GHG) emis...

UN warns of land-use crisis

Natural land covering an area 35 times larger than the UK may have to be converted to grow crops by 2050 unless agricultural practices and consumption...

New app to help farmers cut CO2

Heineken, Marks & Spencer, PepsiCo, Tesco and Unilever are among a group of global agri-food businesses promoting a new carbon management app for farm...

NHS publishes sustainable development plan

A sustainable development strategy for how organisations in the health and care system can work together to tackle sustainability challenges has been ...

ISO water footprinting standard moves forward

Consultation has ended on the second draft of ISO 14046, the new standard for water footprinting

European Bat numbers flying high

Bat numbers in Europe soared by more than 40% between 1993 and 2011, according to European Environment Agency

Tory MPs call for action on resources

The government should redefine waste, introduce landfill bans and extend the enhanced capital allowances scheme to support a shift to circular economy...

CRC (Allocation of Allowances) Regs 2013

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (Allocation of Allowances for Payment) Regulations 2013 came into force on 1 February 2014

Environmental Protection (Lead Shot) (Scot) Regs 2013

The Environmental Protection (Restriction on Use of Lead Shot) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 came into force on 31 January 2014

Annex IV of the RoHS Directive

Amends to annex IV of the RoHS Directive came into force on 29 January 2014

Revised ISO 14001 to become DIS

ISO member countries have followed the UK in voting to move the latest version of the revised 14001 text on to draft international standard (DIS)

Cameron rehashes cuts to regulation

Announcing the final results of the government's initiative to cut 'red tape', the prime minister cited forthcoming changes to Defra guidance as a key...

Cosmetics firm pays biggest civil penalty

Lancashire-based GR & MM Blackledge has paid £191,100 to a local wildlife charity in the largest civil sanction payment agreed so far with the Env...

EC Reg 4/2014 on ecodesign

European commission Regulation 4/2014 on ecodesign came into force on 27 January

Scottish Water fined for 'avoidable' acid spill

Poor maintenance and monitoring procedures were to blame for thousands of litres of sulphuric acid escaping and polluting the River Devon, said prosec...

Landfill Tax (Scotland) Act 2014

The Landfill Tax (Scotland) Act 2014 came into force on 21 January 2014

EC decision 2014/6/EU - biofuels sustainability

European commission decision 2014/6/EU on the HVO renewable diesel scheme came into force on 20 January 2014

Energy Efficiency (Eligible Buildings) Regs 2013

The Energy Efficiency (Eligible Buildings) Regulations 2013 came into force on 15 January 2014

Town & Country Planning (s.62A) (Eng) (Amend) Order 2013

The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure and Section 62A Applications) (England) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2013 came into force o...

WEEE Regulations 2013

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013 came into force on 1 January 2014

EC Reg 715/2013 - recycling copper

European commission Regulation 715/2013 on end-of-waste criteria for copper came into force on 1 January 2014

EU Reg 1293/2013 - second LIFE programme

Regulation 1293/2013 establishing second LIFE programme came into force on 1 January 2014

EC decision 2013/808/EU - ozone depleting substances

European commission decision 2013/808/EU on limits for ozone-depleting substances in 2014

Producer Responsibility (Packaging) (Amend) Regs (NI) 2012

The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 came into force on 1 January 2014

Infrastructure Planning (Commercial Projects) Regs 2013

The Infrastructure Planning (Business or Commercial Projects) Regulations 2013 came into force on 18 December 2013

Amending decision on ETS carbon leakage

The European commission has amended its decisions on the industry sectors at risk of carbon leakage under EU ETS

RHI Scheme (Amendment) (No 3) Regs 2013

The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2013 came into force on 13 December 2013

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