Articles from Transform November 2017

Member Profile: Chris O'Brien MIEMA, CEnv

Senior permitting officer, EUETS, CRC & ESOS, Natural Resources Wales,

IEMA's Leading the Way Conference 2017

IEMA’s 2017 annual conference is your unique opportunity to learn from leading professionals creating our low-carbon sustainable future.

Big drivers for eco-revolution

With environmental legislation tightening, truck and van manufacturers are exploring greener options. Nigel Carr explains the drivers for the new eco-...

Seeing through the big smoke?

Although road transport is a major source of air pollution, public transport has a key role as part of the solution. Andrew Clark reports.

Farming for the future

Rebecca Nesbit explains why GM foods and agricultural methods should each be judged on their own merits if we are to prepare for an ever-increasing de...

Building Blocks with blockchain

With blockchain’s potential to embed trust into digital and physical asset transactions, Robbie Epsom asks what role it could play in achieving the UN...

Sustainable change in Saudi with Dina Hasan Al Nahdy

Chris Seekings meets regional environmental champion Dina Hasan Al Nahdy and finds out how one of the world’s largest oil-producing nations is carving...

Vision of cities to come

IEMA Futures hosted the first of a series of events at Leeds University on 12 November, asking “What would your sustainable city look like?”.

In focus: Earth's sixth mass extinction

Human overpopulation and overconsumption has resulted in a ‘biological annihilation’ of wildlife in recent decades, with the Earth’s current sixth mas...

Urban extension legal challenge rejected

A claim for judicial review of a planned urban extension to Canterbury on air quality grounds has been dismissed in the case of R (on the application ...

Illegal waste carriers challenged by government agencies

A joint operation by the Environment Agency and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) aims to cut transportation of illegal waste and improve...

United Utilities fined £666,000 over human sewage leak

United Utilities has been handed a huge fine over a “negligent” leak of untreated sewage effluent into the River Medlock and Glodwick Brook in 2014.

November 2017: New regulations

A round-up of new regulations from the TRANSFORM November issue.

Sustainability reporting centre stage for IEMA North West

On 11 October in Manchester, the IEMA North West Steering Group hosted a corporate sustainability reporting event.

Electrifying glimpse of future

Around 25 IEMA members, including CEO Tim Balcon, visited Tesla Knutsford to learn more about Tesla’s all-electric vehicle range. This was particularl...

IEMA signs up to the further education sector’s SDG Accord

At the end of September, IEMA pledged its support to the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) Accord, the further education ...

Biodiversity net gain: a new duty?

Significant attention is on the development of the government’s 25-year environment plan, which aims to achieve the overall ambition to be “the first ...

Members vote at 2017 AGM

IEMA’s 2017 Annual General Meeting was held on 20 September, and all agenda items were successfully voted in by members.

IEMA reports 8% growth in global ISO 14001 data

Data on the uptake of the international environmental management system (EMS) standard ISO 14001 shows that the number of certificates issued worldwid...

Prince Charles warns ‘plastic is now on the menu’

The Prince of Wales has warned humans are close to reaching the point where all the fish we eat will contain plastic, thanks to the eight million tonn...

The golden age of infrastructure

Members and industry influencers met in Birmingham on 11 October at IEMA’s conference to see the launch of the institute’s latest publication.

New fellows named: Nick Blyth; Graham Dalrymple

Following on from October’s news, where almost 30 new Fellow members were revealed, two further leaders have now achieved FIEMA status – and there are...

CCS could boost UK economy by £160bn

The societal and economic benefits of deploying carbon capture and storage (CCS) on the East Coast of the UK would be as much as £163bn, according to ...

‘New era’ for solar power as capacity grows faster than any other energy source

Solar PV capacity increased faster than any other fuel source last year for the first time ever, according to a report from the International Energy A...

Scotland approves ban on fracking

The Scottish government has announced an “effective ban” on the development of unconventional oil and gas, after a four-month public consultation.

UK government proposes ban on ivory sales

Britain will impose a ban on ivory sales to help bring an end to the poaching of elephants under plans announced by environment secretary Michael Gove...

Richest countries urged to reduce unfair burden of global warming on poor

Low-income countries need more help tackling the “vastly unequal” impacts of climate change, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warns.

No COP out on IEMA's watch

While we spend every day of every year focusing on environment and sustainability, this month it’s the turn of global leaders to turn their attention ...

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