Articles from Transform February 2018

2018 membership fees confirmed

The full list of all joining, renewal and upgrade fees for 2018-2019 can now be found on the IEMA website.

Cutting edge

Human ‘progress’ can place a heavy burden on our planet, but it can also inspire innovative solutions

A model of perfection

Angus Middleton assesses the use of tools for natural flood management.

Held to account

Colleen Theron gives an overview of mandatory and voluntary sustainability reporting.

The spoils of war

David Wells explains Iraq’s battle to recover from conflict and severe environmental damage.

Green city champion

Amid growing concern over London’s illegal air pollution levels, an assault on its green belt and an escalating housing crisis, Labour politician Leon...

The tide is turning for turtles

A study published in the latest issue of Current Biology has found that green sea turtles born in areas of heated water and sand around Australia’s Gr...

UK ratifies agreement to tackle global warming

The UK has become one of the first nations to ratify a landmark amendment to the Montreal Protocol on reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbon greenhou...

Wind turbine planning appeal dismissed

An attempt to secure planning permission for a wind turbine for which permission had previously overturned on appeal has been dismissed by the Court o...

Harron Homes fined £120,000 for water pollution

Harron Homes, a housing company based in Leeds, has been fined £120,000 for illegally polluting a watercourse.

February 2018: New regulations

A round-up of new regulations this month.

Points of view

At the end of 2017, just as the fourth issue of TRANSFORM was published, a new group of members assembled to review the new look, direction, attitude ...

Tim Balcon: Turning plans into action

Finally, the UK government has published its 25-year plan for the environment. This has been a long time coming, so, now it’s here, what do we think? ...

New guidance available free for members

As part of IEMA’s ongoing commitment to providing a wide range of current and practical guidance at all career stages, two new free downloads for Stud...

Code of practice review

As part of IEMA’s ongoing mission to develop the profession, the membership code of practice is set to be reviewed, and members will have the opportun...

What’s the state of the profession? You’ve had your say

IEMA’s annual research into how the environment and sustainability profession is progressing closed last month, and members will see the results in Ma...

Guidance needed to ‘join the dots’ between SDGs and practice

A gap between ‘big-picture’ international development objectives and grass roots sustainability practice must be bridged to ensure skilled professiona...

UK jewellers still fail reporting standards

The UK jewellery industry continues to risk facilitating conflict, environmental damage and worker exploitation across the world, according to a study...

China battles pollution with forest the size of Ireland

China has announced plans for a “massive greening campaign” that will include planting 6.6m hectares of forest this year – an area almost the size of ...

UK university turns campus into smart energy lab

Keele University will turn its campus into the largest living laboratory for integrated smart electricity, gas and heating technologies in the world.

New York sues firms for climate change

New York City has filed a lawsuit against the five largest investor-owned fossil fuel companies in the world as measured by their contributions to glo...

EU outlines plastic waste vision

The EU has announced that all plastic packaging on the continent will be recyclable by 2030 as part of a transition towards a more circular economy.

Coral bleaching now ‘new normal’

The period of time between severe coral bleaching events around the world has decreased fivefold in the past three to four decades, scientists have wa...

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