Articles from Transform January 2011

Transparent law making

Most of our environmental legislation has its origins in Brussels but how do we know that EU Directives get properly transposed into national law? The...

Commercial waste falls

Total commercial and industrial (C&I) waste generation in England in 2009 was 48 million tonnes, a 29% decrease from the 67.9 million tonnes recorded ...

2010: the year of natural disasters

A total of 950 natural catastrophes were recorded last year, 90% of which were weather-related events such as storms and floods, according to Munich R...

Viewpoint >> Our changing role

Nick Coad, Environment director at National Express says the role of the corporate environmental manager has changed dramatically over the past decade...

Big bill for CRC emissions

Tesco faces having to pay out more than £21 million in April 2012 for its emissions under the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency sche...

Firms doing little to stem loss of biodiversity, find analysts

Leading businesses are largely ignoring the importance of biodiversity loss even though its cost is estimated at 7.5% of global GDP.

Government ignites 'green' electricity revolution

Plans to decarbonise the UK's electricity-generating system have been published by the government. Key measures include establishing a carbon price fl...

Offences cost port firm £630,000

Dredging toxic sediment illegally and dumping it in an area of outstanding natural beauty has cost A&P Ports and Properties a total of £630,000.

Sainsbury's single report

Sainsbury's has announced that its 2011 annual report will also include details of its corporate responsibility (CR) performance.

Case Law >> Commercial confidentiality

Colleen Theron and Deirdre Lyons, from LexisPSL, examine Veolia ruling that scrutinises public authority audits

Renewables generation at record high

Fear that changes to planning process may threaten future expansion

CCC calls for tighter emissions targets

Recommendations for the fourth carbon budget (2023-27) have been put forward by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) and require the UK to reduce its...

Deepwater drilling doubts rise

There are serious doubts that the North Sea oil industry has the capacity to effectively deal with any deepwater drilling emergency similar to last ye...

Flooding: government plans high-water test

March will see government departments, agencies, emergency services, businesses and communities in England and Wales participating in one of the bigge...

New guidance on water and packaging

Defra has published new environmental permitting guidance for both water discharge and groundwater activities.

Cancún: a step forward to Durban?

A new legally binding global treaty to reduce greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions must wait until at least this year's UN climate talks in South Africa aft...

Defra should not lead sustainability action across government, say MPs

A committee of MPs has concluded that Defra lacks sufficient clout to get the rest of the government to act more sustainably.

Management systems pay off

EMAS award winners reap the benefits of EMS

Career progression in 2011

If your New Year's Resolution was to get your career on track then start 2011 on the right note with one of IEMA's high-quality continuing professiona...

Diploma pilot is ready for review

The pilot run of the IEMA Diploma in Environmental Management is about to come to an end, ready for review based on the feedback from delegates and th...

From the knowledge hub: January 2011

Keeping you up to date with IEMA services and events

The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2011

The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards aim to showcase genuine innovation in corporate sustainability and reward those who take sustainability to th...

Institute highlights from 2010

During 2010, IEMA made additional strategic eff orts to communicate key policy and memberdriven messages to the government to highlight the knowledge ...

Membership grows, sectors diversify

2010 marked the start of IEMA's second decade as the leading professional body for environmental practitioners.

Environment bodies suffer big cuts

Defra is cutting the overall financial support it provides to the Environment Agency (EA), WRAP and its other arm's-length bodies by around 22% over t...

Sustainability: The big question

Penny Walker offers a framework for answering a fundamental question: what does sustainability mean for your organisation?

CRC: Insult to injury?

What does turning the CRC into a levy mean for the cash-strapped public sector? Lucie Ponting finds out.

Software: The keys to managing data

Alison Smith explains why businesses should take advantage of developments in environmental management software.

Head to head: FIT for business purpose?

Do feed-in tariffs really make good financial sense? We ask two business leaders.

My career: Clive Williams

Contaminated land specialist, Clive Williams, shares his experiences of a career in environment

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