Articles from Transform June 2019

Over the limit

Dr Ian Ross and James Lemon examine the regulations and guidance attempting to deal with poly- and perfluoroalkyl pollution

A better beef industry

With beef increasingly in the firing line over its emissions, Sarah Wynn suggests actions farmers could take to make production more sustainable

Testing the water

Andy Green gives an overview of the Alliance for Water Stewardship's updated standard, which aims to measure and improve the sustainability of busines...

Cold comfort

To slow the pace of global warming, we'll first need to fix our air conditioning and cooling systems, says Dan Hamza-Goodacre

Hard to swallow

The global food system is damaging the planet and our health, the Wellcome Trust's Modi Mwatsama tells Huw Morris. Only a wide-ranging food revolution...

Sustainability in the age of climate breakdown

Environment and sustainability professionals are acting with rising urgency in the face of increasingly acute warnings, says Greg Webster; he outlines...

New evidence to plan for flood and coastal risks

The Environment Agency has published a new economic assessment to plan for flooding and coastal risk management during the next 50 years.

Judicial review against hen harriers brood management trial dismissed

An application for judicial review of a decision by Natural England has been dismissed.

Sewage pollution leads to £200,000 restorative charity donation

The Environment Agency has secured a £200,000 donation through an Enforcement Undertaking following a pollution incident near Doncaster.

June 2019: New regulations

The latest legislation, guidance and consultation.

Sustainability forum

Industry leaders at our recent Sustainability Leaders Forum sketched out a path to net zero, with Nick Molho presenting on recent <a href=http://www.a...

IEMA's new Impact Assessment Strategy

As you may be aware, IEMA and the Impact Assessment (IA) Network Steering Group have been working to create a new strategy and delivery plan to meet t...

Agriculture named among biggest causes of 'unprecedented' biodiversity loss

Agricultural expansion, unsustainable fishing and various other changes in land and sea use are the main causes of biodiversity loss rates that are “u...

Investment in plant-based meat companies soars in past decade

More than $16bn (£12.4bn) has been invested in US plant-based 'meat, egg and dairy' companies during the past decade, including a massive $13bn in 201...

Bosch announces unprecedented carbon neutral timeframe

Technology giant Bosch has announced that it will be carbon neutral by as early as next year, a timeframe that is thought to be unprecedented for any ...

Marks and Spencer leads the way tackling modern slavery

Marks and Spencer has topped an annual ranking of Britain's 100 largest listed companies for its compliance with the UK Modern Slavery Act and good pr...

Retail and hospitality firms pledge to halve food waste by 2030

Nestlé, Tesco and Sainsbury's are among a group of major food and hospitality brands that have committed to halve their food waste outputs by 2030.

QMark: The use of life-cycle analysis in environmental impact assessment

Kate von Pokorny explores the idea that life-cycle analysis can help fill in any gaps found in the environmental impact assessment process

IEMA input on Environment Bill

IEMA's chief policy advisor Martin Baxter met with the Chancellor Phillip Hammond and Environment Secretary Michael Gove at 11 Downing Street to discu...

Circular economy workshops

IEMA members with an interest in sustainable resource management and the circular economy came together for two afternoon workshops in April to provid...

Environmental and social justice roundtable

Martin Baxter, IEMA's chief policy advisor, participated in a roundtable with cross-party MPs to explore how to put social and environmental justice a...

Stringent climate policies could push millions into hunger

Tough climate change mitigation policies could leave up to 280 million extra people at risk from hunger in 2050, a study from the International Instit...

Knowledge into action

In recent weeks, we have seen the world waking up to the impending threat of climate change, with influencers such as Greta Thunberg and Extinction Re...

Feeding the future

Lewis Charters examines how industrialised agriculture is affecting the planet – and our food security

An agricultural revolution

Rick Gould examines the damage caused by ammonia emissions from farming – and how the government plans to bring these emissions down

Forcing the issue

High-profile activist-led campaigns are demonstrating the increasing ability of NGOs to compel global policy change. Robert Blood explains what this m...

Food for thought

The Lancet Commission on Obesity's recent reports call for restraints on the power of 'Big Food' and a revolution in agricultural and dietary habits, ...

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