Articles from Transform June 2020

Digging our way to defeat?

Britain's food system is broken from top to bottom, according to a new book. Huw Morris reports

Is the meat industry at a crossroads?

Livestock farming faces an uncertain future as environmental and ethical concerns combine with other challenges, says Chris Seekings

Responses to COVID-19: Stepping up to the plate

David Burrows examines companies' responses to the COVID-19 crisis – exemplary or otherwise

Supporting our soils

Bruce Lascelles on the critical importance of soil health in land management and climate mitigation

China's sustainable city projects: Edens of the East

Rick Gould takes a look at China's sustainable city projects, and how the country is using its experiences to help shape standards in this area

The bug picture

We need more data if we are to build a full picture of global insect decline, say Tim Newbold and Charlotte Outhwaite

The lockdown diaries

It's been seven weeks (at the time of writing) since prime minister Boris Johnson announced a national lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus – se...

Gaining ground: Tracking soil changes

Chris Stapleton introduces a proposed new methodology for tracking the effects of development on soil

Drowned out by Covid-19

Robert Blood examines COVID-19's impact on the environmental movement

Awards Spotlight: Northern Rail

Kyle MacNeill, environment business partner and David Gray, head of energy and environment at Northern Rail tell us about winning the award for Best W...

Interview with Rebecca Willis: The democratic deficit

Rebecca Willis talks to Chris Seekings about politicians' failure to tackle the climate crisis, and why we need to redesign democracy

Businessman fined £84,000 for breaching permit

The director of A Morrey Distribution Limited (AMDL) faces a bill of £84,000 for failing to comply with an enforcement notice requiring him to submit ...

Application for judicial review of decision to continue HS2 rail project refused

In Packham v Secretary of State for Transport (2020), the claimant applied for judicial review of the government's decision to continue the HS2 rail p...

Gaining ground: The assessment of land and soils in EIA

Chris Stapleton introduces a proposed new methodology for tracking the effects of development on soil

New regulations: June

The latest legislation, guidance and consultation.

Climate Change and Energy Network

Many of us have been working hard to understand net-zero and how our organisations can best transition.

IEMA spotlight: Environmental auditing

IEMA and a group of members have been working on new initiatives relating to environmental auditing.

Navigating COVID-19 as a climate change professional

As with most climate change professionals, this is not just a job for me. I care deeply about planetary health for people and ecosystems, today and in...

IEMA responds to BS 8950 draft

In March, the British Standards Institution launched the draft version of BS 8950 – Guide to enhancing social value. The guide looks to inform those w...

Digital Impact Assessment Outlook Journal launched

Digital impact assessment (DIA) can be loosely defined as the use of digital technologies and approaches in impact assessment. In May, IEMA published ...

Farming technologies could slash emissions by a fifth

Global emissions from agriculture, forestry and land-use change could be slashed by a fifth via 25 proven farming efficiency technologies, suggests a ...

Covid-19: Public prioritises environment over GDP

Less than a third of UK citizens would like the government to prioritise economic growth over the environment when responding to the coronavirus pande...

Brexit: Environmental standards at risk

Environmental standards in the UK are at risk of becoming outdated because the government has removed review and revision clauses from retained EU law...

Working for a new normal

The world has been transformed in an incredibly short period of time as a result of COVID-19; my heart goes out to those of you who have been directly...

Business Watch: June

Keeping tabs on what's going on with businesses and the environment.

Reaching cultural heights

David Day takes a refreshed view of the health, safety and environmental culture ladder

June: Connect: Social and community news

The IEMA community's news for June.

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