Articles from Transform July 2012

Limits of growth?

Innovation will be at the heart of the massive culture shift needed to ensure that future growth is truely sustainable, argues Paul Suff

Over-abstraction damaging environment

A group of MPs has called on the government to tackle urgently the environmental damage caused by over-abstraction of water, and warned that its curre...

Clegg orders mandatory reporting from 2013

After months of delay, the deputy prime minister has confirmed that new legislation will be created requiring some of the UK's largest businesses to r...

Hospitality firms pledge to cut food waste by 5%

American fast-food chain McDonald's has joined forces with the Houses of Parliament, Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and Greggs the bakers, in a bid to r...

Private sector ambition outstrips leaders' at Rio

Global consumer goods manufacturers and finance houses have been praised for doing more to drive the sustainable development agenda than world leaders...

Batteries & Accumulators (Amend) Regs 2012

The Batteries and Accumulators (Placing on the Market) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 published 31 May 2012

Environmental Protection Act (Fixed Penalty) Ord 2012

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Amendment of Fixed Penalty Amount) (England) Order 2012 published 30 May

Planning etc (Scot) Act 2006 (National Parks) Ord 2012

The Planning etc (Scotland) Act 2006 (National Parks) (Consequential Provisions) Order 2012 published on 1 June 2012

Quality of Bathing Water (Amend) Regs (NI) 2012

The Quality of Bathing Water (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 published 1 June 2012

EU Regulation 459/2012 on vehicle emissions

EU Regulation 459/2012 on emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles published on 4 June

Town & Country Planning (Amend) (Wales) Order 2012

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2012 published 18 June 2012

Energy Act 2011 (No.1) (Scot) Ord 2012

The Energy Act 2011 (Commencement No.1) (Scotland) Order 2012 published 22 June 2012

Nitrates Action Programme (Amend) Regs (NI) 2012

The Nitrates Action Programme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 published 22 June 2012

Businesses seek a circular economy

Adopting a circular economy framework, where industrial and agricultural systems are restorative and eliminate waste, is championed in a new report fr...

Case law >> Contracts and ETS compliance

Experts from LexisPSL analyse the High Court decision to award more than €4 million in compensation to a bank sold used EU ETS credits

IEMA in the news for GHG reporting

Following Nick Clegg's Rio+20 announcement that all 1,100 FTSE-listed companies will have to report their greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions from April 20...

Magazine discount for IEMA members

IEMA members are entitled to claim a special 20% discounted rate on subscriptions to New Scientist magazine.

AIEMA webinar 'invaluable'

IEMA has had positive feedback on its first webinar providing advice to those aiming to achieve Associate IEMA membership via the new online entry exa...

Stating your preferences

During August all members will have the opportunity to tell IEMA about what they want from their membership of the Institute

Changes coming to CEnv

The Society for the Environment has reviewed the competency criteria for the Chartered Environmentalist and a new specification will be launched in Ma...

My career: David Partridge

David Partridge describes the epiphany that took him from engineer to sustainable development specialist

In Parliament >> Lowering demand

Alan Whitehead, MP for Southampton Test, asks why energy efficiency is missing from the draft Energy Bill

UK carbon budgets at risk

The pace of progress in cutting greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions is currently too slow to meet the UK's carbon budgets, the committee on climate change ...

Environmental Offences (Penalties) Regs 2012

The Environmental Offences (Fixed Penalties) (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 published 2012

New Seveso law

A new Directive to replace the existing Seveso Directive (96/82/EC as amended by 2003/105/EC) has been agreed by the European council.

EU ETS surplus must be cut, says firms

Energy companies are calling on the European Commission to withdraw at least 1.4 billion allowances from the EU emissions trading (ETS) scheme to prev...

EIA Update | July 2012

IEMA's latest update on legislation and guidance relating to environmental impact assessment (EIA) including news on the new EU Directive

Saving energy across Europe

Liberal Democrat MEP Fiona Hall describes why the agreement of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive is so important for the bloc's efforts to reduce env...

New Directive to cut energy use in EU by 17%

EU member states will have to take steps to ensure energy consumption is cut by 1.5% a year, under the new Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)

It's all in the imagination

Christine Ottery discovers how GE is successfully pursuing superior economic and environmental performance

Wildlife & Natural Environment (Scot) Ord 2012

The Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 (Commencement No.3) Order 2012 published 1 May 2012

Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012

The Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 published 17 May 2012

CRC (Allocation of Allowances) Regs 2012

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (Allocation of Allowances for Payment) Regulations 2012 published 24 May 2012

AD down on the farm

A unique anaerobic digestion system in Wales is producing a surfeit of renewable energy and a rich fertiliser. the environmentalist investigates

Making a safer bet

Helen Woolston explains why it is important that environmentalists understand risk management

ISO 19011: Auditing strength

Nigel Leehane looks at whether the revised guidance in ISO 19011 will help to improve EMS audits

London 2012: The game plan

A comprehensive environment and sustainability management system was at the heart of all of the London 2012's sustainability efforts ensuring everythi...

London 2012 Special

Sir John Armitt, chair of the Olympic Delivery Authority, introduces the environmentalist's special issue dedicated to the sustainability efforts and ...

London 2012: Laying the foundations

Environmentalists working on the Olympic site describe the remediation challenges they faced

London 2012: The big build

Individuals who worked on the construction of the five main venues for the Olympic and Paralympic games describe the processes and plans that ensured ...

London 2012: On target venues

An insight into how the iconic venues of the London 2012 Olympics have been designed and built to meet tough targets to reduce water and energy consum...

London 2012: Park life

Learn how environment professionals ensured that the Olympic park met its goals to conserve and promote biodiversity at the site

ISO 14001 revision makes 'good progress'

A new edition of 14001 capable of helping environment professionals to better embed the environment into the heart of their organisation is a step clo...

First firms fined £99k for late CRC reports

The maker of Sellotape has been named as one of four companies fined a total of £99,000 for failing to meet the first reporting deadlines for the Carb...

EU rejects UK bid to extend NO2 deadline

The European Commission has refused to allow the UK to postpone meeting its air quality obligations, leaving the government potentially facing legal a...

ISO launches sustainable events standard

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has published the global incarnation of the British sustainable events standard, which is ins...

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