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My career: Katie Lumley

Katie Lumley reveals how becoming a student member of IEMA led her to her first environment role at

2012 IEMA practitioners' survey

The fifth annual survey of IEMA members' remuneration and benefits strikes a positive note for pay and job satisfaction

14001: fit for the future?

With the global environment management standard being revised, Paul Suff hears how it should change

Full environment costs can cut earnings by 40%

Companies would lose 41 cents, on average, in every $1 they earn if they had to pay the full environmental costs of production, claims new research fo...

Defra says air quality goal is 'too costly'

Defra's response to last year's report on air quality from the environmental audit committee (EAC) warns that the costs of complying with EU air quali...

Who is the environmentalist?

Thinking of making a career change? Sarah-Jayne Russell profiles nine potential job roles, drawing on the key skills held by IEMA members

Changes to pay in 2011

Results from the 2012 IEMA practitioners survey revealing the changes in environment professionals' pay during 2011

ECHA finds poor-quality REACH dossiers

The quality of many REACH (registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals) registration dossiers continues to be poor, according...

EIA Update | March 2012

IEMA's latest update on EIA legislation and guidance

£4.5 million fund for resource-efficiency R&D

Unilever, Jaguar and Tata Steel are among the firms sharing £4.5 million of government funding to develop new ways of improving resource efficiency th...

Nature Conservation (Scot) Act 2004 Order 2011

The Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 (Authorised Operations) Order 2011 published 13 January

Landfill Allowances Scheme (Wales) Regs 2011

The Landfill Allowances Scheme (Wales) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2011 published 15 January

Clean Neighbourhoods (Act) Order (NI) 2012

The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment (2011 Act) (Commencement, Savings and Transitional Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 published 18 Jan...

Natural Environment (No.3) Order (NI) 2012

The Wildlife and Natural Environment (2011 Act) (Commencement No.3) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 published 30 January

Access to the Countryside (England) Regs 2012

The Access to the Countryside (Appeals against Works Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 published 15 February

Forest Law Enforcement Regs 2012

The Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Regulations 2012 published 20 February

EC Regulation 109/2012 amending REACH rules

European Commission Regulation 109/2012 amending REACH Annex XVII published 1 March

Home Energy Assistance (Scot) Regs 2012

The Home Energy Assistance Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 enforced on 1 April

Energy Performance of Buildings Regs 2011

The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 enforced on 6 April

Paying by numbers - analysing energy data

Collecting and interpreting data effectively is the key to successfully managing energy, says James Patterson

Every little bit helps suppliers

Tesco reveals the innovative activities it uses to encourage its diverse supply chain to adopt more carbon-efficient operations

Working to shape the future

How IEMA is taking action to ensure members' views influence the direction of future environmental policy and legislation

The gender gap: Men and women's pay

The IEMA practitioners' survey 2012 reveals that the difference between men and women's pay in the environment profession is smaller than the UK natio...

Earnings by highest qualification

The relationship between environment professionals' rate of pay and their highest level of qualification, as shown by the IEMA practitioners' survey 2...

Earnings by IEMA membership level

The IEMA practitioners' survey 2012 reveals how environment professionals' level of IEMA membership impacts on their rate of pay

Earnings by industrial sector

Learn how environment professionals' rate of pay differs in different sectors with the results of the IEMA practitioners' survey 2012

Earnings by seniority in sector

The IEMA practitioners' survey 2012 reveals the differing levels of pay of environment professionals in accordance with the seniority of their role

Benefits and professional development

A run down of environment professionals' non-salary benefits and professional development opportunities as revealed by the IEMA practitioners' survey ...

2012 survey sample

Details of the environment professionals polled for IEMA's 2012 practitioners' survey

Firms urged to save water as droughts spread

Environment secretary Caroline Spelman has called on businesses and consumers to cut water use after the Environment Agency (EA) confirmed that the so...

Overhaul of global governance needed

A complete overhaul of the way the planet is managed is urgently needed if the challenges of global sustainability are to be met for seven billion peo...

Case law >> ECJ rules in Northern Ireland's favour on land-use plan

Colleen Theron and Deirdre Lyons, from LexisPSL, on the ECJ decision to allow the Northern Ireland Department of the Environment to consult with the c...

Reputation counts

As BP pays out billions in compensation to those affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil slick, Paul Suff reminds businesses that the damage to reputations...

Changing light bulbs could save £1.4 billion

UK manufacturing companies can save a cumulative £1.4 billion and cut 10 million tonnes of CO2 a year by switching to more efficient lighting systems

Vision essential to drive UK marine power sector

Up to 20% of domestic electricity could eventually be provided by wave and tidal power, according to a new report from the energy and climate change c...

In parliament >> EU doing something right?

Alan Whitehead MP argues that the government should not disrupt EU plans to improve energy efficiency

Tesco commits to carbon labelling

The UK's largest retailer has rejected claims that it is reining back on providing information about CO₂ emissions on its products

Innocent's packaging wins admirers

Packaging professionals have voted food and drink manufacturer Innocent as the brand they most admire for its environmental credentials

Halogens not banned

The EU parliament has rejected reports that it plans to ban low-voltage halogen bulbs from 2013

New structure proposed for ISO 14001

The revised 14001 will be one of the first international management systems standards to adopt a new format, confirms International Organisation for S...

Electric fleets could save firms money and CO2

Organisations could save up to £700 a year by switching from diesel to electric vans, according to green technology think tank the Climate Group

Updated: Exxon fined millions over GHG reporting error

Oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil was fined more than €3 million in 2010 for failing to report 33,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions, the Scottish Environment Pr...

Public sector leads carbon reduction spending

Hospitals, schools and local authorities are more committed to investing in carbon cutting initiatives than private businesses, according to the Carbo...

Mixed reactions to FITs changes

Renewables sector unsure of DECC proposals for six-monthly cuts to the feed-in tariff (FIT) for all technologies, following confirmation that payments...

New DECC team to drive energy efficiency

The energy department has created a new office to develop an economy-wide strategy to improve energy efficiency

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