Articles from Transform June 2014

Cleaning up America

The US may soon slip behind China as the world's largest economy, but remains the largest emitter of CO2 per head, so Obama's clean power plan is a m...

EM Highway Services: At the helm

EM Highway Services uses IEMA's leadership training course to help embed sustainability

VIDEO: Q&A with Tim Balcon

IEMA's chief executive talks to Paul Suff about skills and the future of the profession

Training focus: MOOCs move up the agenda

Richard Campen on why environmentalists should consider massive online open courses

Using GHG data with confidence

Nick Blyth, IEMA's policy and practice lead on climate change and natural environment looks at progress in guidance on reporting scope 2 GHG emissions

Professional development sessions at Energy Expo

IEMA members have the opportunity to get a one-to-one professional development session at a leading industry event taking place in London this month.

New course focuses on changes to 14001

With almost two-thirds of members telling IEMA that environment management systems (EMS) are a part of their role, the Institute has worked to ensure ...

Clarity is key, says IEMA CEO

In his latest blog, IEMA's chief executive Tim Balcon has announced a forthcoming review of the Institute's membership levels.

Natural Resources Wales: One for all

Last year Natural Resources Wales replaced three Welsh environment bodies. Lucie Ponting reports

Climate warning for US

Higher temperatures and rising sea levels are just two of the future risks facing the US, according to the country's third national climate assessment...

NUS case study: Bright young things

the environmentalist learns about the innovative features installed at the new head office of the NUS

Legal brief: From our royal correspondent

Stephen Tromans says a court decision to reveal the content of communications between Prince Charles and government ministers will improve access to e...

Renewables power green growth

The output of environmental goods and services per unit of gross domestic product (GDP) in the EU increased by more than 50% between 2000 and 2011, la...

EIA update/June 2014

IEMA's latest update on environmental impact assessment (EIA) practice including amended EIA Directive

New research reveals increased flood risk

New satellite images reveal that the Antarctic ice sheet is now losing 159 billion tonnes of ice each year - twice as much as when it was last surveye...

Defra biodiversity indicators reveal decline

Despite some notable successes in marine protection, many species and habitats are still in decline, according to Defra's 2014 indicators for the natu...

Emissions carry on falling

Total emissions of direct greenhouse gases decreased by 26% in the UK between 1990 and 2012, according to the latest figures from Decc for the GHG inv...

US announces energy standards

The US energy department has announced two new energy efficiency standards for electric motors, and walk-in coolers and freezers.

2°C temperature threshold puts oil investments at risk

Shell says demand for fossil fuels will remain buoyant and continue to attract a high price.

Insulation gives rapid payback

UK businesses could save £370 million a year through cost-effective investment in industrial insulation, with a payback period of less than a year, ac...

Funding for LIFE+

The European commission has approved funding of €282.6 million for more than 200 new projects under the LIFE+ programme, the EU's environment fund.

Climate change: Adopting the right position

With IEMA reviewing its statement on climate change, Paul Suff hears the views of leading practitioners

A better future with BT?

The telecoms giant has published its Better Future sustainability report outlining the company's social and environmental performance for last year an...

Homeworking gives big carbon savings

Increasing the number of staff working from home could save UK employers 3 million tonnes of CO2 and £3 billion in costs, according to the Carbon Trus...

Revised PAS 2060 clearer on marketing

BSI has revised its carbon neutrality standard, PAS 2060, to broaden its scope and clarify advice on how firms can communicate claims of being carbon ...

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