Articles from Transform October 2017

A refreshing perspective

I regularly hear from our members that being an organisation’s lone environment and sustainability professional is a tricky place to be. I’m sure you ...

Wind energy prices hit record low

The price paid for electricity from offshore wind farms has dropped by more than 50% in under five years, according to new government figures.

Insurance protection gap

The frequency of severe weather events is increasing, and, with almost 50% of economic losses sustained by natural disasters unprotected last year in ...

Most influential firms opposing climate policy

Some 35 of the world’s 50 most influential companies shaping climate and energy policy are actively lobbying against decarbonisation plans, a new repo...

UK decarbonsing at fastest rate in G20

The UK economy’s carbon intensity fell by 7.7% last year – almost three times the global average of 2.6% and greater than any other country in the G20...

IEMA awards FIEMA status to experienced and influential members

IEMA awards FIEMA status to the following individuals and congratulates them on their success

IEMA calls for scrutiny on EU (Withdrawal) Bill

As MPs begin to debate the landmark EU (Withdrawal) Bill, IEMA and other professional bodies have called for meaningful parliamentary scrutiny of envi...

Update your details

Autumn is a good time to check your membership record is up to date. When IEMA has details of your current role and employer, contact information and ...

Join the Professional Standards Committee

Earlier this year, IEMA set out to refresh its Professional Standards Committee to ensure continued safeguarding of professional standards. The new pa...

GESA springs to life

On the 25 May, there was a formal launch of the new Specialist Network for Global Environment and Social Assessment practitioners: GESA. Organised by ...

What would your sustainable city look like?

More than half of the world’s population now live in cities, and this will rise to two-thirds by 2050. How will cities – their services, infrastructur...

South West Water fined £142,000 for environmental offences

Following a trend of water utilities suffering large penalties, South West Water Ltd has been handed a £142,000 fine for breaching its environmental p...

Environmental Agency introduces body cameras

The Environment Agency (EA) has launched a six-month trial in the North East to equip officers with body-worn cameras.

Environmental information appeal rejected

An appeal against the decision of the Upper Tribunal disputing the extent of “environmental information” in the Environmental Information Regulations ...

The problem with plastic

The quantity of debris in oceans worldwide is increasing, with more than eight million metric tonnes of plastic estimated to enter our oceans each yea...

IEMA's new qualifications with Emma Bellingham

IEMA’s head of training and development, Emma Bellingham, tells Transform more about the environmental management courses on offer, what they entail, ...

ISO 14001 - a global standard bearer

A quarter of a century after the British Standards Institution launched the world’s first environmental management standard, the now global ISO 14001 ...

Hope springs eternal

The Natural History Museum’s curator of marine mammals, Richard Sabin, tells Chris Seekings about the institution’s latest star attraction and his opt...

Counting carbon

John Lanchbery believes there are real opportunities to fix the land use accounting rules in tackling national emission reduction targets

Local solutions to global problems

We must push the boundaries of geotechnical science and practice to secure the UN’s sustainability goals, says Changiz Roohnavaz

Smart management and monitoring of utilities

The Internet of Things and ‘smart sensors’ are industry buzzwords at the moment, but what do they mean for the monitoring and management of utilities ...

Why we need a clean growth plan...now

Paul McNamee investigates the repercussions of the UK’s failure to come up with a policy to meet the fourth, let alone the fifth, carbon budget

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