Articles from Transform November 2019

A higher standard

Shaun McCarthy OBE, IEMA's Professional Standards Committee chair, talks about the group's latest recruitment drive and the importance of rigorous sta...

Awards spotlight: Samantha Carlsson

The senior sustainability consultant at engineering firm Hoare Lea, and winner of IEMA's Future Sustainability Leader Award, talks about her career to...

Sensing a change

When it comes to air quality monitoring, does the new wave of low-cost sensors spell a method change? Rick Gould reports

Down to earth

As we move towards a soil and land quality approach that takes more account of terrestrial ecosystems, Chris Stapleton considers how EIAs should deal ...

Buying into low carbon

Dr Luca Panzone and Brett Cherry discuss how to lower consumers' food shopping carbon footprint by encouraging environmentally friendly buying

A new economic paradigm

Dr Kim Schumacher outlines the vital influence of environmental impact assessment frameworks on the sustainable finance sector

Business today: the greenwash diaries

The UK government's fixation on single-use plastic will win votes and keep businesses happy. Why? Because none of the new policies will break the sing...

Transform helps Tree Aid smash funding target

Transform magazine has helped humanitarian and environmental charity Tree Aid raise £638,091 to fund new work tackling deforestation and poverty in Ma...

Out to pasture?

Guy Smith talks to David Burrows about media messaging, agricultural emissions, and the NFU's vision for getting the UK's farming sector to net zero

UK needs billions to meet 2050 climate targets

A report commissioned by the government states that the UK will need investment worth billions of pounds every year to remove enough greenhouse gases ...

Biffa forced to pay over £500,000 for exporting banned waste

Following an investigation by the Environment Agency, Biffa Waste Services Ltd has been ordered to pay £599,912 for breaching waste exports regulation...

Appeal against planning inspector dismissed

Gladman Developments Ltd appealed against a decision upholding the refusal for planning permission for developments in air quality management areas. T...

IEMA declares a Climate and Environmental Emergency

In September, IEMA declared a Climate and Environmental Emergency. What does this mean, and how can we all get involved?

Disruptive technologies and modern slavery

In September, IEMA engaged with 40 members in their capacity as professionals working in supply chain transparency to inform our response to the Home ...

November: New regulations

The latest legislation, guidance and consultation.

US green economy shows strong growth

The US green economy grew by 20% between 2013 and 2016, employing an additional 1.5 million people and generating more than $1.3trn in revenue per yea...

Brexit derails sustainability initiatives

Brexit-induced political uncertainty has derailed hundreds of innovative projects in the UK, including those aimed at boosting sustainability.

Launch of IEMA Impact Assessment Strategy

The impacts of climate change, population growth, threats to nature, resource concerns and global development pressures on businesses, economic prospe...

Scientists endorse Extinction Rebellion protests

More than 1,000 scientists from at least 20 countries – and counting – have signed a declaration of support for the non-violent climate protests takin...

Investing in the future

The transition to a net-zero carbon emissions economy by 2050 will require all organisations, in every sector, to do things differently. When overlai...

Adidas launches 'take-back and resale' service

Adidas customers will be able to return and trade old trainers and clothes for e-gift cards and club points instead of sending them to landfill using ...

Carlsberg unveils first 'paper beer bottle' designs

Carlsberg has unveiled two designs for the world's first paper beer bottle made from sustainably sourced wood fibres that are fully recyclable and 100...

The Guardian announces 2030 net zero emissions plan

The Guardian Media Group (GMG) – owner of the Guardian and Observer newspapers – has unveiled a new goal to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

Highway to health

How to tackle road transport's contribution to the air quality crisis? The Highways Term Maintenance Association's Sustainability Advisory Group discu...

Most EU environmental roles unaffected by Brexit

Brexit is unlikely to have a large impact on environmental professionals who practice within the European Economic Area (EEA) because most are not in ...

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