Articles from Transform May 2019

Into the wild

Rewilding efforts could transform biodiversity conservation across the world. Chris Seekings talks to Cecily Maller, Laura Mumaw and Benjamin Cooke, s...

A breath of fresh air

Tim Smedley talks to Kathryn Manning about the harmful impact air pollution has on our health and environment, and the action we can take

World Bank's fossil fuel spending outstrips renewable energy support

The World Bank Group has spent three times more on fossil fuel projects than it has on support for renewable energy during the past five years, a stud...

A world without plastic?

Plastic has a bad rep, but it is virtually irreplaceable for some applications, says Dr Anthea Blackburn – we just need to produce it in a more sustai...

Nursing on the frontline

Dame Claire Bertschinger speaks to Chris Seekings about the reality of aid work in war zones, the role of charity, and how individuals can change the ...

Uniting for a common purpose

If we're to successfully tackle the significant threats to our environment, we're also going to have to address unfairness and inequality in our socie...

Resources and Waste Strategy workshops

On 4 and 5 April 2019, IEMA members with expertise and a keen interest in sustainable resource management and the circular economy came together for t...

Environmental law conference

The UKELA Annual Conference is the UK's leading environmental law conference, attracting a broad range of professionals and students and eminent speak...

IEMA takes a fresh approach to impact assessment

Impact assessment (IA) is a core part of IEMA's role as a professional body. However, as IEMA has expanded to cover a broader sustainability agenda, t...

Climate Change and Energy Network update

Jonathan Foot FIEMA has agreed to be chair of the Climate Change and Energy Network Steering Group for 2019.

Feeling frazzled?

The American Psychological Association defines the term 'eco-anxiety' as 'a chronic fear of environmental doom'.

£500,000 penalty for sewage discharge at Sutton Park

Severn Trent Water Limited has been sentenced for discharging thousands of gallons of raw sewage from its sewer network onto land at Sutton Park, West...

Government fracking advice found 'unlawful'

The revision of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) to add a paragraph relating to shale fracking has been confirmed as unlawful.

Essex beavers to aid flood prevention

The Eurasian beaver has been reintroduced into Essex after an absence of 400 years.

May 2019: New regulations

The latest legislation, guidance and consultation.

Back pedalling

With multinational chemical company Ineos taking over the sponsorship of Team Sky, David Burrows asks if there could be a conflict of values here – an...

Painting the town green

Elisabeth Jeffries explains how the environmental aspects of the Healthy New Towns standard aim to help improve public health

How clean are your clothes?

A 2020 target for the elimination of toxic chemicals from the fashion supply chain is fast approaching – how are businesses performing? Catherine Earl...

Bank of America commits $300bn for low-carbon business

Bank of America has announced that it will mobilise an additional $300bn for low-carbon business activities through lending, investing, capital raisin...

Walmart to sell reusable bags at checkouts for first time

Retail giant Walmart has announced that it will sell reusable bags made from recycled material at checkout carousels across its US stores for the firs...

May connect

Social and community news from IEMA.

Sustainability credentials key to retaining young workers

The majority of young people would stay at a company longer if it demonstrates strong sustainability credentials, a survey of 1,000 millennial and Gen...

Global energy transformation to save the world $160trn by 2050

Transforming the global energy system through intense electrification and rapid adoption of renewables would save the world $160trn in health, subsidy...

2019 World Environment Day to focus on air pollution

Around seven million people die prematurely from air pollution each year. The UN's World Environment Day 2019 (WED19) will urge governments, industry,...

Apple exceeds sustainable supply chain goal

Apple has nearly doubled its number of suppliers committed to running their production on 100% clean energy, bringing the total amount to 44.

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