Articles from Transform June - July 2021

Willing participants for waste commitments

Are voluntary commitments enough to make the private sector act on waste? David Burrows explores the issues

Boots on the Ground

Joe Nisbet considers whether a virtual COP26 would be better or worse for the environment

Appeal against upheld planning permission for holiday village dismissed

In R. (on the application of Hudson) v Windsor and Maidenhead RBC, the appellant appealed against a decision to uphold the local authority’s grant of ...

Director jailed for filling quarry with dangerous waste

A director who allowed thousands of tonnes of waste to be illegally deposited in a former quarry has been jailed for more than two years.

UK Business Biodiversity Forum launched

Businesses from across the UK’s economy have come together to launch a new forum aimed at mainstreaming biodiversity throughout the private sector.

IEMA Book club

ESG in the Built Environment

Reporting on environmental management platform Qualis Flow’s webinar

Thriving in the virtual workplace

Daisy Lavington shares the main talking points of a recent webinar concerning changing employment patterns in a post-COVID-19 world

A decade of the EIA Quality Mark

As we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the EIA Quality Mark, IEMA can announce that, during the past 12 months, the scheme has undergone a thoroug...

Principles for Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment

We are anticipating the launch of new Principles for Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment for the sector in July.

Closing the green skills gap

Ben Kite talks to Chris Seekings about how the UK’s skills gap threatens to undermine the country’s environmental ambitions

The Value of Environmental Auditing: IEMA Senior Management Briefing

At the end of March, the IEMA Working Group on Environmental Auditing launched The Value of Environmental Auditing: an IEMA Senior Management Briefing...

Food for nought: the UNEP probe

From field to fork, food is wasted on a global scale. Huw Morris looks at a landmark UNEP probe into the issue

Facing the future

Hello, and welcome to another edition of Transform. It is now more than a year since we moved the whole of the IEMA team to home working in response t...

Policy and practice governance review

Earlier in 2021, the IEMA Board greenlit a governance review concerning the way it develops policy and practice content.

Forests the size of France regrown in two decades

Nearly 59m hectares of forests – an area larger than mainland France – have regrown worldwide since 2000, giving hope that reforestation can help tack...

Scotland against the clock on net-zero emissions

Katie MacMillan explores some of the issues Scottish policymakers will need to consider as the country aims to reach net-zero emissions by 2045

BUSINESSWATCH news stories uploaded by CS

IKEA has launched a new scheme that allows shoppers to trade in old chairs, shelves, chests of drawers and other furniture for vouchers that they can ...

Major shake-up’ to UK recycling unveiled

Every home in England will receive easier and more consistent recycling collections under recent proposals unveiled by the UK government.

A dirty business

The argument that a new coal mine is needed to support UK steel production doesn’t hold water, says Quintin Rayer

EVs to be cheaper than fossil fuel models by 2027

Electric vehicles (EVs) will be cheaper to make than fossil fuel models across Europe by 2027, Bloomberg New Energy Finance analysis suggests.

Laying the foundations

Darren White discusses some of the sustainability issues facing the construction sector

Soaring renewable energy installations the ‘new normal’

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has revealed that global renewable electricity capacity will expand at a “much faster pace” than prior to the CO...

Interview with Michael E Mann: Fighting back

Michael E Mann tells Chris Seekings how fossil fuel companies have changed tactics to delay action on climate change – and how we can fight back

In perfect alignment with the ISO 14090: Adaptation to climate change standard

Anya Ledwith and John Dora look at the new white paper covering the ISO 14090: Adaptation to climate change standard

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