Articles from Transform May 2015

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...

Mind the gap

Marek Bidwell outlines a process to plot the differences between the old and new version of the 14001 standard

Assessing the urban environment

Towns and cities pose specific challenges when conducting environmental impact assessments, argue Bidwells' James Alflatt and Neil Waterson

Healthy savings

Paul Suff on how an NHS trust is pioneering energy performance contracts

The young pretenders

Trevor Clawson reports on some of the UK-backed businesses on a mission to help clean up the world

My career: Olivia Preston

Environment risk manager, BBC Workplace

Soil degradation: a growing issue

In the international year of soil, Andrew Tinsley and Timothy Farewell provide a reminder that we need to do more to safeguard this natural resource

When words do not wash

In her second article on corporate transparency, Jiggy Lloyd looks at the dangers of greenwash

EIA update: May 2015

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

In court: May 2015

A round-up of the latest environmental court cases.

Laying down the law: The powers of environment regulators on the move again

Simon Colvin warns that proposals to tackle illegal waste sites will have implications far beyond the waste sector

Policy update: Bringing the 14001 standard up to date

Businesses may want to review their certification body in the light of the revised ISO 14001, says Martin Baxter.

Business plans - Costa, Jaguar Land Rover and Boeing

A round up of environment management news from companies including Costa, Jaguar Land Rover and Boeing

BP pledges more transparency

The board of oil and gas company BP has agreed to disclose more information on its greenhouse-gas emissions and the resilience of its assets as the wo...

Industrial CCS paramount

Carbon capture and storage is the only technology available to decarbonise heavy industry to the extent needed to meet UK carbon targets, according to...

Skills shortages risk low-carbon economy

A lack of STEM graduates will hamper low-carbon innovation across the economy, causing the UK to miss out on growth worth £6.7 billion a year, finds a...

Decarbonising the US

The introduction of new emissions standards will accelerate the shift in the US away from coal-fired power generation. At the same time, the country i...

Drying out denim

Clothing company Levi Strauss has reported that it has saved one billion litres of water since 2011 through its Water Less process, which reduces by u...

CEOs back GHG action

A group of 43 chief executives has written an open letter to world leaders pledging their commitment to global efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissi...

Call for case studies

Organisers of a major event on natural capital are seeking case studies that demonstrate how considering the natural environment can benefit the botto...

Boundaries exceeded

Four of the nine planetary boundaries identified by scientists in 2009 have now been exceeded, according to research published in Science.

Water shortages demand action

Global groundwater withdrawals have tripled over the past 50 years, with more than 25% of extractions described as non-sustainable, according to a new...

Supply chain data pressure

More businesses than ever are demanding disclosure of climate change data from companies in their supply chain, according to CDP.

WEEE mountain growing

Global waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) totalled 41.8 million tonnes in 2014, according to the UN.

Dealing with the deficit

The new government must deal with the skills deficit as well as the economic one, says Paul Suff.

Political will

Paul Suff examines the political parties' election pledges on the environment and finds them wanting.

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