Articles from Transform October 2015

Case law: When two developments constitute a single project

Jen Hawkins of Lexis PSL considers whether two interrelated projects can be considered as a single project under the EIA regulations.

Defra consults on new air quality plans

Defra has issued a consultation on plans to improve air quality in each of the 38 zones exceeding the annual limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) set by ...

Scottish public sector supports mandatory climate change reporting

Most public sector organisations have backed plans by the Scottish government to introduce mandatory reporting on climate change.

Temperatures rising again

Global temperatures are rising again, with the Earth's average surface temperature running at or near record levels in 2015, according to research fro...

Time to stop subsidising fossil fuels

Continuing financial support by governments around the world for the production and consumption of fossil fuels is hampering global efforts to curb em...

Businesses have high regard for revised ISO 14001

The revised standard for environmental management systems, ISO 14001: 2015, was published on 15 September.

Universities off course on reducing CO2

The UK higher education sector is reducing its carbon emissions too slowly and will miss its 2020 target, according to a progress report from sustaina...

Businesses not relying on climate talks for action

Less than half of business leaders see an international climate deal as the main driver for action on climate change in their sector. The poll, by PwC...

US and Chinese cities make climate change pledge

US cities and states and Chinese cities have signed a declaration on climate change to cut greenhouse-gas emissions.

Poll backs GHG action

Nearly 80% of the world's population is very concerned about the impacts of climate change, while two-thirds think climate action is an opportunity to...

In parliament - No weakening of biodiversity laws

Catherine Bearder highlights the urgent need to act on challenges to ecosystems at a European level.

NRW plans changes to fees and charges

Natural Resources Wales is consulting on changes to its charges from 1 April 2016.

Laying down the law: coming to a court near you?

Two cases have raised the possibility that in future governments may face court proceedings for failing to tackle climate change effectively. Simon Co...

Capturing all emissions

Robin Lancaster finds out how large companies are helping suppliers to manage GHG emissions

In court: October 2015

A round-up of the latest environmental court cases.

My career: James Clayton

Director, Clayton EHS Services and founder of

EIA update: October 2015

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

More successful IEMA members

IEMA would like to congratulate the following members on recently upgrading their membership.

Corporates enjoy the benefits of joining IEMA

To help organisations of all types and sizes prepare for these challenges and equip their staff and the future workforce with the environmental and su...

#NoCopOut on climate change is message from IEMA members

In the lead-up to the UN climate change conference in Paris (COP21), IEMA's burgeoning Climate Change Network has been conducting a webinars campaign ...

Institute appoints new commercial director to its leadership team

IEMA is working constantly to fulfil one of the main objectives of its Vision 2020 strategy: to increase its influence and reach.

Managing biodiversity risks and opportunities

Richard Campen and Alex Saponja argue that a new standard is good news for the natural environment

Putting nature on the balance sheet

Experts at eftec outline the benefits of the new Corporate Natural Capital Accounting framework

The counterweight

Carbon offsetting remains popular among some companies, though it is changing. Wendy Buckley reports

Going backwards?

Recent announcements have put at risk investment in technologies to green the UK economy, finds Paul Suff

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