Articles from Transform March 2017

Industrial strategy: an opportunity to accelerate transition to a sustainable economy

The government's green paper Building our Industrial Strategy sets out proposals to improve living standards and economic growth by increasing product...

New head of the US EPA sets his focus on economic growth

Scott Pruitt, the new head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, has said that growing the economy and protecting the environment can go hand in ...

Shell reveals decommissioning plans

Proposals for retiring oil installations in the North Sea have been published for consultation by Shell. The oil company wants to leave the legs of fo...

Youngsters pessmistic about future

Most young people are anxious about climate change, with those in China singling it out the issue that makes them most fearful for the future.

Sweden aims for zero net emissions

A new climate law in Sweden promises zero net greenhouse-gas emissions by 2045 and a 70% reduction in domestic transport sector emissions by 2030.

Doubts cast on biomass impacts

Biomass can emit more CO2 per unit of energy than most fossil fuels, according to a report from think tank Chatham House, which warns against assumpti...

Forward thinking needed on materials

New materials need to be designed with recycling and reuse in mind to avoid disrupting recycling systems, the Green Alliance says in a new report.

Climate change threatens more conflict

Climate change could lead to more armed conflict if left unchecked, the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Chan...

Recycled medals

Metals in outdated and unwanted mobile phones and small electrical appliances will be recycled and forged into the medals awarded to Olympians and Par...

Waste treatment blow

The environment department (Defra) has decided to continue to allow residue from energy-from-waste plants to be sent to hazardous waste landfill sites...

BBC counts carbon

The BBC is expanding its commitment to sustainable production by announcing that all factual, comedy, drama, entertainment and daytime TV programmes f...

Palm oil target success

Most UK palm oil imports are now from sustainable sources, according to latest data from the environment department (Defra).

My career: Ryland Cairns

Environment manager, Muntons

Latest member upgrades

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

Stay true to your plan

How materiality assessment can help.

Practitioners' survey 2017 - the highlights

Annual survey of IEMA members reveals modest pay growth but gender gap persists

New places available on MIEMA scheme offering upgrade support

The road test of IEMA's new Full membership standard launched last month, and there has been exceptional interest from members eager to be among the f...

Corporate governance: ‘More accountability to society needed,’ says IEMA

The government's proposed reforms to corporate governance must place long-term sustainability targets ahead of short-term financial gain, IEMA has sai...

Article 50 deadline looms

A bonfire of EU regulation must not be allowed.

MPs scrutinise post-EU chemical controls

Chemicals regulation is essential to UK firms and must remain in some form after Brexit, according to witnesses appearing before a cross-party group o...

Update on transposing the EIA Directive with IEMA’s Josh Fothergill

The consultation period on transposing the amended EIA Directive in the UK ends on 16 March.

Poor assessments put Natura 2000 sites at risk

Failure to assess properly the impacts of developments is exacerbating the degradation of Europe's natural heritage, a report from an NGO has found.

Case law - The order of local plans

In DLA Delivery v Lewes District Council, the Court of Appeal upheld the High Court's decision that the making of a neighbourhood plan (NP) did not ha...

In court: March 2017

Fines for Suez and Imerys Minerals for pollution offences

From whisky to salmon

David Burrows reports on a process being developed in Scotland to feed farmed fish with distillery leftovers

Work, growth, innovation and equality

Penny Walker looks at corporate action on building a more sustainable, equitable and decent economy in part six of our series on the UN 2030 goals

Practitioners' survey 2017 - qualifications, roles and job satisfaction

Members' levels of qualification and experience

Practitioners' survey 2017: salaries

Salaries by industry and sector

Ascending the learning curve

Environment manager Deborah Southwell tells Paul Suff how Birmingham City University made the transition to the revised 14001 standard

Power of the professional

Working together will overcome populism.

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