Articles from Transform February 2016

Harnessing the power of ‘generation S’

Ethical considerations are high on the list for younger members when deciding who to work for.

Building better buildings

Maeve McElvaney reviews the new IEMA guide to using EIA to shape quality developments

A systems approach to ESOS

Paul Suff visits Whatley quarry in Somerset to see how Hanson's energy management system works

Setting supplier standards

Paul Suff hears how construction firm Willmott Dixon helped develop a model for reducing emissions in the supply chain

The partnership approach?

Local nature partnerships should be at the forefront of delivering environmental objectives in England, otherwise what's the point in having them, ask...

A global purpose, part 1

In September 2015, the United Nations unveiled 17 sustainable development goals to achieve by 2030. Businesses worldwide will play a critical role in ...

My career: Bekir Andrews

Group sustainability manager, Balfour Beatty

In court: February 2016

A round-up of the latest environmental legal cases including Yorkshire Water and Sepa.

Case law: Defining damage under the EU liability directive

A recent case in the High Court highlights the scope of 'damage' under the Environmental Liability Directive.

Dutch outline EU presidency ambitions

The circular economy is a priority for the Dutch government, which started its six-month presidency of the EU in January.

Putting an end to microplastic pollution

Catherine Bearder says its time for the EU to follow the US and ban microbeads.

EIA update: February 2016

A round-up of the latest developments in EIA.

IEMA IA network update with Rufus Howard

What does the new EIA directive mean by 'competent expert'?


Martin Baxter on his recent trip to the Middle East.

Senior members offer career advice

The start of a new year is traditionally when people look to change careers or plot how they might secure a promotion.

Half of IEMA ‘generation S’ members stay away from unethical employers

Initial results from IEMA's annual practitioner survey reveal that those entering the profession are becoming increasingly selective about the organis...

Business plans

A round-up of business news, including Facebook, McDonald's and Renewable Energy Systems.

2015 breaks weather records

Provisional figures indicate that last year was the warmest since records started in 1850, according to scientists at the Met Office Hadley Centre and...

Transforming plastic waste could reduce ocean pollution

Applying circular economy principles to global plastic packaging flows could transform the plastics economy and drastically reduce negative impacts su...

Climate tops risk list

Record investment in clean energy, but warning for UK

Global investment in clean energy projects reached record levels last year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

Cost of scrapping CCS

Cancellation of the carbon capture and storage (CCS) commercialisation programme by the government will make it more costly for the UK to meet its car...

Latest IEMA membership upgrades

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

EU plans stricter rules for cars

New rules to tighten controls on car manufacturers to ensure they comply with environmental requirements have been announced by the European commissio...

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