Articles from Transform March 2015

EIA scoping process works, research shows

Non-key issues are being successfully scoped out of environmental impact assessments (EIAs) for major infrastructure projects, according to an analysi...

EIA update with IEMA's Josh Fothergill

A round-up of the latest key developments in EIA.

New 14001 on track for September launch

Martin Baxter, IEMA's executive director, policy and engagement and one of the UK's appointed experts on the working group, provides members with a pr...

Laying down the law: On the threshold of a new era for EIA?

Andrew Wiseman highlights changes to the thresholds for environmental impact assessment and wonders whether raising them will make much of a differenc...

Case law >> Compulsory acquisition under Planning Act 2008

An appeal in FCC Environment (UK) v Secretary of state for energy and climate change [2015] has been dismissed.

Legal brief: Aarhus committee rules on NGO costs

The UN compliance committee for the Aarhus convention has concluded that the award of costs against Greenpeace for its failed legal bid to designate t...

Legal brief: ECJ considers mandatory EIAs

The Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) has ruled in the proceedings between Marktgemeinde Straßwalchen and the Bundesminister für Wirtschaft, Familie un...

Legal brief: Pollution incidents cost Thames Water £247,500

Guildford Crown Court has fined Thames Water £220,000 and ordered it to pay £27,500 costs for polluting a watercourse running through a site of specia...

Parties debate green taxes

The Conservatives would favour "subtle market interventions" over any hard-hitting green taxes if they are elected to government in May, according to ...

Long time coming

It would appear that negotiators are edging closer to a new global treaty to tackle climate change.

Business plans: Carlsberg, BRE and Green Generation Solutions, Ikea, GE and Statoil, and Daimler

the environmentalist gives a round up of environment management news from companies including Carlsberg, BRE and Green Generation Solutions, Ikea, GE ...

Market for sustainability advice failing expectations

Global spending on sustainability consultancy will rise from $877 million this year to more than $1 billion by 2019, though growth will be far below i...

EU cities top global index

European cities occupy seven of the top 10 places in a new index of the world's most sustainable cities. Frankfurt leads the way followed by London an...

Short cuts

A round up of news from the European commission and European Investment Bank, Decc, and the Law Commission.

More successful IEMA members

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

IEMA switches on its register for ESOS

Around 9,000 organisations will be affected by the energy savings opportunity scheme (ESOS), resulting in demand for a large number of qualified third...

Preparing for the election

With the UK general election two months away, IEMA is seeking to learn members' views on what the next government should prioritise and create some di...

2015-16 annual membership fees set

Following initial notification in the environmentalist last month that membership fees will change from 1 June, the new annual fees have been confirme...

New member e-newsletters coming

From the first week of April, IEMA members can expect weekly delivery to their inboxes of a range of new and informative e-newsletters.

Learning to make a difference

Scotland's oldest university is aiming to be energy self-sufficient by 2016. Catherine Early reports

Building blocks of sustainability

Paul Suff on how IEMA corporate membership is helping Skanska achieve a darker shade of green

From FGD to CCS

Peter Brown finds out what lessons carbon capture and storage can learn from the rollout of flue-gas desulphurisation technology

Carbon in the city

Financing action to cut emissions in cities is a challenge. Heather Rogers, Stéphane Pouffary and Philippine Waterkeyn look at the options

Energy outlook bad for emissions

Carbon emissions from energy consumption will grow by 1% a year between now and 2035, according to new analysis by energy company BP.

14001: context is everything

Understanding an organisation and its context is required by the revised 14001 standard. Greg Roberts discovers how.

My career: Anya Ledwith

Director and environmental management consultant, ESHCon

In parliament: Party pact on climate change

The news that the leaders of the three largest parliamentary parties have signed a joint statement on climate change is not just significant in terms ...

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