Articles from Transform January 2017

Construction waste

The European Commission has published the EU Construction and Demolition Waste Protocol (bit.ly/2g9EdXG).

MEPs propose tighter ETS rules

The European parliament environment committee has backed plans to tighten the EU emissions trading system (ETS) from 2020.

Recruitment update with Shirley Parsons Associates

Looking back, 2016 was a strong year for the recruitment industry, despite it being a challenging time in the wider world. Forecasts for 2017 show tha...

MPs query Defra’s Brexit resources

MPs doubt that the environment department (Defra) has the resources it needs to deal with the workload associated with the UK's departure from the EU.

Update on transposing the EIA Directive by IEMA’s Josh Fothergill

England town and country planning. The consultation from the communities and local government department (DCLG) on transposing the EIA Directive inclu...

DCLG ducks definition of competence in EIA

EIA practitioners are concerned that the government's failure to define who qualifies as a ompetent expert' in preparing environmental statements (ES)...

Cities to improve air quality

Diesel-powered vehicles will be banned from the roads of Athens, Madrid, Mexico City and Paris by 2025 as part of a pledge by the cities' mayors to im...

Economic experts call for EU tax shift

Switching taxes from labour to pollution and use of natural resources could increase GDP and jobs as well as reduce harm to the environment, economist...

Business plans

A round up of the latest business environment and sustainability plans, featuring Google, IKEA and Pepsico.

Energy efficiency focus for 2017

Energy-efficiency measures boosted the UK economy by £1.7bn between 2010 and 2015 but the government needs to do more to generate further savings, acc...

Fracking can harm water, finds EPA

A US study has found that activities associated with hydraulic fracturing or fracking can pollute drinking water.

Wellbeing in buildings

BRE is reconfiguring a building at its Innovation Park in Watford to create a ealthy research' facility to test the real-world health and wellbeing of...

The coffee cup challenge

David Burrows visits a new plant near Venice that could help make takeaway cups more sustainable

Entering the Brexitocene

The profession needs a pro-business, pro-growth focus going into 2017.

IEMA shines spotlight on the top five policy opportunities for 2017

This year promises to be critical for environment and sustainability policy, with the early part marked by a series of important changes.

New Foundation course dates confirmed

The first dates for IEMA's new course from combining a formal qualification with Associate (AIEMA) membership have been confirmed.

Latest member upgrades

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

My career: Adrian Kesterson

Director, Expirea Environmental Consultancy

The year of opportunity

The profession must be the voice of reason amid misinformation.

Assuring reliability

Nigel Leehane explains how a new standard could improve the reliability of information in corporate environmental reports

Looking to the future

Can thinking differently now help environmentalists plan for an unpredictable future? Catherine Early reports on a debate exploring the issues

Waste advice panel closed

A service that advised businesses on whether they could create new products out of their waste has been suspended indefinitely.

What is the state of the profession?

IEMA's annual survey on the progress of the profession has just closed, and an early results show some encouraging signs.

Correction: membership prices for 2017

A list of the membership renewal costs for 2017 was published in the December edition of the environmentalist. Unfortunately, it featured errors relat...

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