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400 little reminders

As global carbon dioxide levels edge closer to the dangerously high level of 400 parts per million (ppm), Paul Suff reflects on the world's slow progr...

Unilever living up to its 2020 commitments

Consumer goods giant Unilever is reporting good progress towards meeting the goals of its 2020 sustainable living plan. Its production processes were ...

MEPs put ETS on critical list

The future of the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) has been thrown into doubt after MEPs voted to reject plans by the European Commission to boost th...

EIA Update | May 2013

IEMA's latest update on legislation and guidance relating to environmental impact assessment (EIA) including information on legislative updates ongoin...

Case law >> Council liable in nuisance for gas escaping from mine

Hayley Tam and George Hobson from LexisPSL describe case where a local council's failure to deal with escaping gas from an old coal mine results in a ...

'Sickening' smells cost poultry firm £52,500

Food supplier Moy Park has been fined £10,000 and ordered to pay costs of £42,500 after being found guilty of breaching its environmental permit and a...

Waste (Amend) (No. 3) Order (NI) 2013

The Waste (Amendment) (2007 Order) (Commencement No. 3) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 came into force on 11 March 2013

Timber and Timber Products (Market) Regs 2013

The Timber and Timber Products (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2013 came into force on 3 March 2013

Waste and Contaminated Land (Amend) Ord (NI) 2013

The Waste and Contaminated Land (Amendment) (2011 Act) (Commencement No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 came into force on 13 March 2013

Brechfa Forest West Wind Farm Order 2013

The Brechfa Forest West Wind Farm Order 2013 came into force on 13 March 2013

PPC (Designation of the IED) (Offshore) Order 2013

The Pollution Prevention and Control (Designation of the Industrial Emissions Directive) (Offshore) Order 2013 came into force on 15 March 2013

Forestry Land Byelaws (NI) 2013

The Forestry Land Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 2013 came into force 17 March 2013

The Forestry (No. 2) Ord (NI) 2013

The Forestry (2010 Act) (Commencement No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 came into force on 17 March 2013

Act of Sederunt (Environmental Appeals) 2013

Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment) (Protective Expenses Orders in Environmental Appeals and Judicial Reviews) 2013 came into fo...

The Antarctic Act 2013

The Antarctic Act 2013 came into force on 25 March 2013

More successful IEMA members

IEMA congratulates those individuals who have successfully upgraded their membership

New list of training providers

Two new organisations have joined IEMA's approved training provider scheme

Changes to membership fees

After a three-year freeze on membership fees, a below-inflation increase will apply to the renewal of some membership levels from 1 June 2013

Policy update - Preparing for GHG reporting

IEMA's policy and practice lead on climate change and natural environment, Nick Blyth, describes new guidance on mandatory GHG reporting

Building climate resilience

IEMA publishes new guidance on developing the business case for climate change adaptation

Water Environment (Protected Areas) (Scot) Ord 2013

The Water Environment (Drinking Water Protected Areas) (Scotland) Order 2013 came into force on 1 March 2013

UK backs Rio+20 deforestation initiative

The UK has pledged to back an international industry initiative aimed at eliminating deforestation associated with the production of palm oil, soya, b...

UK MPs back shale gas

MPs on the energy and climate change committee believe shale gas production in the UK could enhance energy security and boost tax revenues

Buncefield remediation completed

The company leading the remediation of the Buncefield oil storage depot in Hertfordshire has announced that the site is now ready for redevelopment

£15,000 fine for toxic chemical spill

Utilities company South West Water has been fined £15,000 and ordered to pay £50,000 in costs after a corrosive chemical from one of its sewage works ...

More fines over Perth hydro scheme

Two company directors have been fined £10,000 in total for breaching environmental licences and polluting a local watercourse when carrying out constr...

Legal brief: EIA and state liability

Despite a recent EU court ruling, Stephen Tromans says it may still be possible to establish a causal link between the failure to undertake an EIA and...

In Parliament >> Smart decision or expensive error?

Alan Whitehead, Labour MP for Southampton Test, questions the value of the UK smart meter rollout

Viva la revolución

Policymaking is finally starting to consider the natural environment, says Mark Everard

Is it good to share?

Seb Beloe asks whether sustainability reports ever provide added value for investors?

All aboard with saving water

Penny Walker looks at how organisations can engage different stakeholders with programmes to save water

Cool running data at NTU

An innovative cooling system is helping to cut data centre energy consumption at Nottingham Trent University. the environmentalist finds out how

Turbines or carbon capture?

Experts debate whether investment in renewables holding back development of carbon capture and storage

Living up to expectations?

Three years into its five-year period in office, some of the UK's greenest MPs assess the performance of the coalition government. Paul Suff reports

Environmental Permitting (Amend) Regs 2013

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force on 27 February 2013

Rookery South (Facility) Order 2011

The Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011 came into force on 28 February 2013

Investors in fossil fuel firms given CO2 warning

The majority of fossil fuel reserves cannot be burned if we are to limit global temperature rises to 2°C, warns a new report from Carbon Tracker and t...

UK is breaking EU air quality rules

The government is failing in its legal duty to protect people from the harmful effects of air pollution and leaving itself open to legal action, accor...

GHG reports from leading firms "highly inconsistent"

Less than 40% of the world's largest firms are publishing complete greenhouse-gas (GHG) data and only one-fifth have their emissions independently ver...

Updated: Rising imports see UK GHGs jump 10%

The UK's carbon footprint has grown by at least 10% over the past 20 years, as emissions associated with imported goods have outstripped domestic CO2...

IEMA appoints former chief of skills council as new chief executive

Tim Balcon, who headed up the energy and utility skills council for 10 years, has been named as the new chief executive at IEMA

Businesses and government must value nature

The degradation of England's ecosystems can be halted if "concerted action" is taken to understand the value of natural capital and link it to economi...

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