Articles from Transform June 2016

Biodiversity: time to quantify or say goodbye

Assessment of the offsetting pilots reveals that the planning system is not working for biodiversity, writes Jonathan Baker

Overcoming isolation

Silo working has become a common feature in many organisations, writes Nicola Stopps, who offers tips on increasing inter-departmental engagement

Tunnel vision

Paul Suff learns how a new sewer tunnel under London builds on the innovative system constructed by the Victorians

Latest IEMA membership upgrades

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

In court: June 2016

A round-up of the latest environmental legal cases including Yorkshire Water and Ward Recycling.

Case law: Court of Appeal rules on building in the green belt

Miranda Edwards at Lexis PSL considers a Court of Appeal case concerning the very special circumstances of building in the green belt.

Laying down the law: Updating the law on flooding

Environment lawyer Ella Curnow summarises some key recent legal developments on flooding

New membership journey and brand revealed

On 13 June, IEMA switched on its revised membership structure, including a totally new grade, and fresh branding.

Consortia win NDA contracts

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has awarded contracts worth up to £12m to ten consortia to provide innovative solutions to the technical c...

Rufus Howard: a marine impact assessment group

A new drive to engage on marine impact assessment.

Welcome to the new age of IEMA

After three years of talking, thinking and planning we have now launched a whole new look and feel to IEMA.

All working together

the environmentalist reports on the new IEMA membership structure and its revised skills map

Chemical compliance consultation launched

The European Chemicals Agency is consulting on 29 applications for authorisation.

New carbon standard launched

A standard for reducing whole life carbon emissions in infrastructure has been launched by the BSI and the Green Construction Board (GCB).

June - business round-up

A round-up of the latest business news, including Mars, Unilever and JLL.

Damage to planet accelerating

Environmental change is moving more quickly than previously thought, according to UNEP, which has called on governments to act now to reverse the dama...

Government wins parliamentary battles

New bills on energy and housing development have received Royal Assent after the government defeated amendments on renewables obligations, zero-carbon...

EA targets embedded carbon

The Environment Agency is aiming to reduce embedded carbon from its construction projects by 40% by 2020.

Wildlife needs better protection

Action on wildlife trafficking must be coordinated.

Reporting spreads confusion

Fragmentation is undermining the potential of sustainability reporting to help organisations meet evolving challenges, according to analysis by accoun...

Carbon price forecasted

The price of carbon is too low to meet global climate change targets, according to a survey of market experts.

Bank calls for better risk assessment

The world is ill-prepared for an increase in disasters exacerbated by climate change, rising populations and urbanisation, the World Bank has found.

Commission advises on EMAS and 14001: 2015

The European Commission has published a factsheet on EMAS the eco-management and audit scheme and the revised international standard for environmental...

Cities take lead on air pollution

The growing need to tackle poor air quality in cities around the world is resulting in direct action.

A price worth setting?

Firms are increasingly using internal carbon pricing. But evidence of these prices having an impact on projects is hard to find, reports Alex Marshall

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