Articles from Transform January 2012

Shifting political will

Following Canda's withdrawl from the Kyoto Protocol, Paul Suff wonders whether environmental considerations will ever be able to trump political motiv...

Case Law >> Rigging rumours blown out

LexisPSL's Colleen Theron and Deirdre Lyons detail a case that confirms local authorities and developers must continue to consider regional strategies...

From brownfields to gold medals

From remediation to biodiversity - Lucie Ponting investigates how London 2012 is measuring up to its sustainability goals

In Parliament >> Durban - just another event?

Alan Whitehead MP gives his opinion on the Durban climate talks

Resource efficiency key to growth, says CBI

Policymakers and business leaders need to recognise that resource efficiency makes both business and environmental sense, and will be key to the UK's ...

Price fall triggers call to halt ETS permits

Some of Europe's largest businesses have called on politicians to underpin the price of EU emission trading scheme (ETS) allowances after the cost of ...

Agencies to promote 'sustainable' development

The Environment Agency (EA) and Natural England will have to promote the government's view of sustainable development under plans to implement the Pen...

EU maps out energy to 2050

European Commission roadmap plans to almost completely decarbonise energy generation to achieve 80% emissions cuts by 2050.

Industry must make big cuts in emissions

Industry must cut emissions by up to 70% against 2009 levels if the UK is to meet its 2050 carbon-reduction targets, according to the government's fir...

Durban:a positive step towards global CO2 cuts

World's big emitters commit to developing Kyoto Protocol successor, but binding targets are unlikely before 2020

Hearts and minds vs carrots and sticks

Can incentives really drive changes in behaviour and influence attitudes towards the environment?

Plain English guide to the Localism Act

The government has published guidance to help organisation understand the new Localism Act and how it impacts planning

Energy-efficient lighting

New guidance from the Carbon Trust on how to procure the most effective energy-efficent lighting

EC guidance on green procurement

The European Commission has published a new edition of its handbook providing guidance on sustainable procurement

Renewable heat incentive Q&A

A Q&A on the recently introduced renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme has been published by DECC.

Why green graduates deliver business benefits

IEMA's director of membership strategy and development, Claire Lea, spreads the world about what environment graduates can offer organisations

IEMA pay and benefits poll

IEMA begins analysis of its annual survey of members' pay and benefits

Successful IEMA Members in 2011

Following a year of exceptional upgrades in membership, IEMA would like to congratulate those individuals that have moved onwards and upwards during 2...

Revising ISO 14001

IEMA provides an update on how the work contributing to the revision of ISO 14001 is going

Infrastructure Planning (EIA) Regs 2011

The Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 published 21 December 2011

Met Office grows wild

How the enthusiasm of a few volunteers at the Met Office has blossomed into an organisation-wide biodiversity action plan

ISO 19011: A design for auditing life

Nigel Leehane asks whether the new auditing guidance standard will improve environment management system audits

Absolute emissions or not!

Is it best to use absolute emissions or intensity ratios for your organisation's carbon reduction targets? Niall Enright finds out

Future business leaders believe in sustainability

Young professionals aiming to become future UK business leaders see themselves as the first sustainable generation, according to a new survey by broad...

560 serious pollution incidents in a year

Environment Agency reveals that number of significant pollution incidents in 12 months to September 2011 exceeded its target.

£20m extra for public sector energy efficiency

A further £20 million in loans to boost energy efficiency in schools, universities, hospitals, local authorities and other public sector buildings is ...

Scotland's new online information source

The Scottish government has launched a new, all-embracing website dedicated to the country's environment.

Two-thirds of UK firms hit by bad weather

Organisations are being urged to ramp up their efforts to adapt to climate change after 64% of UK companies confirmed that adverse weather conditions ...

EIA Update | January 2012

IEMA's update on the publication of new EIA legislation and guidance

EC decision 2011/745/EU on carbon leakage

A new European decision amends previous rulings on the sectors deemed to be exposed to significant risk of carbon leakage

Landfill Allowances Scheme (Wales) Regs 2011

The Landfill Allowances Scheme (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 published 21 November 2011

Flood & Water Management Act 2010 (No.5) Order

The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (Commencement No.5 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2011 published 1 December 2011

Incidental Flooding & Coastal Erosion Ord 2011

The Incidental Flooding and Coastal Erosion (England) Order 2011 published 1 December

Local Authorities (Levy Functions) Order 2011

The Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Community Infrastructure Levy Functions) Order 2011 published 7 December 2011

Planning (Fees) (No.2) Regs (NI) 2011

The Planning (Fees) (Amendment No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 published 12 December 2011

Wildlife & Natural Environment (Scot) Order 2011

The Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 (Commencement No.2) Order 2011 published 20 December 2011

Control of Volatile Organic Compounds Regs 2011

The Control of Volatile Organic Compounds (Petrol Vapour Recovery) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 published 31 December 2011

Free tool to engage staff with sustainability

The Carbon Trust has launched a new online tool to help firms encourage their office staff to embrace energy efficiency and waste management.

Water efficiency crucial to UK's future

Organisations must cut the amount of water they use if the UK economy is to cope with greater pressure on its supplies in future, warns Defra.

ISO 50001 first for Coca Cola

Europe's largest drinks manufacturing plant has achieved the international energy management standard, ISO 50001.

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