Articles from Transform June 2015

Successful IEMA members - June

IEMA would like to congratulate the following individuals on recently upgrading their membership as part of their ongoing commitment to learning and p...

Short cuts

A round up of news from the Corporate Reporting Dialogue and China.

Three steps to decarbonisation

A report from the World Bank outlines the steps countries need to take to reduce net emissions of greenhouse gases to zero and stabilise climate chang...

Scotland sets its sights on energy after election gains

The Scottish government wants to increase its influence over UK energy policy, including giving Holyrood ministers a veto over cuts to subsidies for o...

Queen announces energy bill

A new energy bill announced in the Queen's speech will transfer consenting powers for wind farms over 50MW from the secretary of state to local counci...

The aftermath of the UK election

Catherine Bearder MEP on the reaction in Brussels to the UK election.

Bosses defend NRW

The chief executive and chair at Natural Resources Wales have strongly defended the organisation after stakeholders accused it of "losing focus" on th...

Smart tech barriers found

Smart technology has the potential to hugely reduce energy bills in the public sector, but it is hampered by a lack of strategy and budget, according ...

MacArthur Foundation sets circle economy indicators

A set of indicators to measure the progress of a company to a more circular economy business model has been set out in a new report from the Ellen Mac...

ETS emissions fell in 2014

Total greenhouse-gas emissions from the 11,000 plus installations in the EU emissions trading system (ETS) declined 4.5% in 2014, according to the Eur...

Business plans - June

A round up of environment management news from companies including Unilever, Volkswagen and Tesla.

Mixed picture for EU species and habitats

Once common birds, including the Skylark and Black-tailed Godwit, are among almost one-third (32%) of wildbird species in the EU that are at risk of e...

EIA update - June

BSI has launched a standard to drive best practice in environmental impact assessment (EIA) for offshore renewable projects.

IEMA and BRE Academy announce collaboration

IEMA and the training arm of the Building Research Establishment, BRE Academy, have signed an agreement under which the two organisations collaborate ...

ISO 14001: A closer inspection?

Paul Suff asks assessors how the new 14001 standard will change EMS audits

Framing circularity

Paul Suff talks to Phil Cumming about the development of a business standard for the circular economy

Fit for purpose?

With the Environment Agency continuing to face budget cuts and failing to achieve its performance targets, can it cope with growing demands on its ser...

Waste not, want not at TfL

Helen Woolston describes how Transport for London is rethinking its approach to waste

What's in a word?

Effectively engaging in sustainable development requires a holistic approach, argue Neil Rotheroe, Gary McFarlane and Martin Ruston

No easy ride

Now the post-election dust has settled, the government will need to make some urgent decisions on several controversial environmental questions, says ...

In court: June 2015

A round-up of the latest environmental court cases.

Case law: Defeat for Decc in the Court of Appeal on feed-in tariffs

LexisPSL experts on defeat for Decc in the Court of Appeal on feed-in tariffs

Laying down the law: Judges issue verdict on UK's failure to comply with EU air quality laws

Andrew Wiseman on the Supreme court's demand that the government urgently prepare new plans to tackle air pollution

Making the profession's voice heard during the election

Following IEMA's successful #sustainableMP election campaign, Tim Balcon, the institute's chief executive, offers a message of thanks to members for t...

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