Articles from Transform February 2015

Alteration to 2015-16 membership fees

To support the delivery of existing and new services in 2015-16, some of IEMA's annual membership subscriptions will increase from June.

Supporters of the perfect storm campaign tops 30

More than 30 UK organisations have now pledged their support to IEMA's campaign to bridge a gap in the supply and demand for environment and sustainab...

Policy update - election takes centre stage

Josh Fothergill, policy and practice lead at IEMA, considers the priorities for the next government and what members can expect from IEMA in the run-u...

Leading the way on climate change

As international climate negotiators ramp up activity towards the Paris talks in December, Paul Suff asks why more corporate leaders are still not tak...

Air quality stays, but waste goes

It's been a turbulent few weeks in Brussels. Just before Christmas the European commission published its work programme for 2015, which set out its pr...

Leading the way

The new 14001 standard requires senior managers to do more to promote environment management. What will this mean in practice? Paul Suff reports

A river runs through it

Paul Suff takes a trip on the River Thames to see how it is fast becoming an important transport route for the nation's capital city

Assessing the natural order

Mark Everard argues that environmental impact assessments should explicitly include ecosystem services

Iceberg in Paris

Ahead of the COP21 meeting later this year, the environmentalist talks to Anna-Lisa Mills about a novel way to communicate climate risk

Raising standards: part 3

The third part in our occasional series on environment and sustainability standards and guidance focuses on auditing and reporting.

My career: Helen Woolston

Sustainability coordinator, Transport for London

Business plans: Kingspan, Mars and Thomas Cook

the environmentalist gives a round up of environment management news from companies including Kingspan, Mars and Thomas Cook

Water crises rated high risk

Water crises and failure to adapt to climate change rank as two of the top five global risks, according to experts polled by the World Economic Forum ...

Circular economy jobs boost

Establishing a circular economy could create up to 500,000 jobs in Britain over the next 15 years, says Wrap and the Green Alliance.

Manufacturers not ready for ESOS

Almost half of manufacturers in the UK are unaware of the energy saving opportunities scheme (ESOS), a poll by energy company npower Business Solution...

UK supply chain doing well

UK suppliers are in the top three for climate change resilience, according to a study by the CDP and Accenture.

Natural capital catching on

Corporate awareness of natural capital is growing, with four companies in the FTSE 100 now using the term in their latest annual reports, compared wit...

Risk management trending for 2015

Changes to 14001 will push risk-based thinking to the top of sustainability leaders' agendas in 2015, according to research on the key sustainability ...

Managing chemicals

Most companies are adhering to the harmonised classification of substances with carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic (CMR) properties, according to t...

Renewables top coal

Renewable energy took over as the number one power generation technology in Germany last year for the first time.

EIA update/February 2015

Assessment rules retained for GMOs

Permit breach costs SITA UK almost £120,000

Waste business SITA UK has been fined £110,000 and ordered to pay costs of £8,832 for breaching the conditions of the environmental permit for its lan...

£16,000 for breach of waste duty

Allowing unlicensed contractors to transport and dispose of waste produced by its transfer station over a four-month period in 2011 has cost CMI Demol...

Penalty for uncertified motorcycles

Six companies will have to a pay a civil penalty in the US totalling $1.25 million for violating the Clean Air Act.

Case law >> No obligation to consult Natural England on site

Jen Hawkins from LexisPSL on an unsuccessful challenge to a planning permission granted by Mansfield District Council.

Laying down the law - the significance of an undertaking

With the use of enforcement undertakings being extended in England to more environmental offences, Ross Fairley says companies need to think carefully...

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