Articles from Transform October 2020

Realising the green vision

Martina Girvan and Nicky Hartley set out how biodiversity net gain may be maximised within new developments

Sustainable schooling

Uchechukwu Okere asks: is education on sustainable development still an optional extra in higher education institutions?

Industrial cleaning

Elisabeth Jeffries explores various methods that could help decarbonise UK heavy industry

Transport today: The cycling diaries

Our children have just gone back to school, and we are back into the swing of the cycle commute – our kids rarely go anywhere if it isn't on two wheel...

Connect: October social and community news

What three books have informed your thinking, broadened your horizon, and influenced your actions? This month, Marek Bidwell presents his selection...

Virtual awards, real success

The COVID-19 pandemic failed to prevent IEMA from celebrating the winners of its Sustainability Impact Awards 2020 last month.

World fails to hit any 2020 biodiversity targets

The world has failed to meet any of the Aichi biodiversity targets for 2020 agreed 10 years ago, a UN report has revealed.

1bn people could be displaced by 2050

Climate change, conflict and civil unrest threaten to displace one billion people by 2050, triggering huge political and social impacts worldwide.

Extreme carbon inequality uncovered

The carbon emissions of the richest 1% are more than double those of the three billion people in the poorest half of the world's population, Oxfam res...

Planning for the long term

Hello again, and welcome to the October edition of Transform magazine. I hope this finds you safe and well in these challenging times.

Interview: Philip Dunne MP - Natural selection

The green recovery, biodiversity and economic opportunities from clean technology are all priorities for the Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committ...

Oceans of potential

New innovations in the electrolysis of seawater could create almost unlimited clean energy, says Alan Asbury

Tech firm's recycling blunder pays for mass tree-planting

A computer support company in Brentford that broke recycling law has paid money to charity to help fund several thousand new trees in Ilford, London.

College fined £50,000 for slurry pollution

Plumpton College in Sussex has been fined £50,000 and ordered to pay costs of almost £45,000 after pleading guilty to a pollution incident that killed...

Case law: Application granted for judicial review on EIA decision

In R (Swire) v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, a local resident applied for judicial review of the Secretary of Stat...

Aspiring vision: Cathedral thinking in the modern world

Nick King asks if cathedral thinking still exists in the modern world

Transition: Rapid-fire change

The Rapid Transition Alliance wants to tell stories to inspire a sustainable future. Peter Newell talks to Huw Morris about moving from 'what is' to '...

Due diligence on forest risk commodities

The government is consulting on proposals to make it illegal for businesses to use, either in production or trade within the UK, forest risk commoditi...

New regulations

The latest legislation, guidance and consultation.

Brothers in arms

Stephen and Alan Asbury were born in Staffordshire, and led very different lives and careers until an interesting convergence – last month, they were ...

Emissions reduction: Spurred into action

COVID-19 has catalysed emissions reduction efforts under the environmental sector's Pledge to Net Zero. Catherine Early reports

Full member digital workshops

We are holding a series of interactive upgrade workshops throughout the end of 2020 for IEMA members looking to become Full and Chartered Environmenta...

Disruptive tech working group to look at smart cities

Following a positive response to the 2019 Thought Piece on Disruptive Technologies and Sustainability, the Fellows Working Group on Disruptive Technol...

IEMA and the climate emergency

In September 2019, the IEMA Board declared a climate and environmental emergency that “requires leadership at all levels, from government through to t...

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