Articles from Transform September 2014

Global Focus: New Zealand

Alec Tang on efforts in New Zealand to strike a balance between sustainable management and resource extraction

My career: Tom Yearley

Energy officer, University of Reading

Practitioners discuss HS2 environment and sustainability

The company behind the HS2 rail project to link London, the Midlands, north-west England and Yorkshire organised a joint event with IEMA and Mott Macd...

Policy update

Understanding sustainability

IEMA confirms sustainability conference programme

The line-up for IEMA's Leading in sustainability conference on 24 September has been confirmed.

14001 course goes live

Just as members are contributing to IEMA's final round of consultation on the revisions to ISO 14001, a course has been launched to prepare practition...

Forum engages employers on sustainability skills

IEMA is increasingly working with large employers to ensure that environment professionals are effectively supported and developed.

More successful IEMA members

IEMA would like to congratulate the following individuals on recently upgrading their membership as part of their ongoing commitment to learning and p...

Climate justice will herald change

The emerging concept of climate justice could produce a radical change in policy approaches to climate change, according to attendees at a recent "dia...

Technical' changes to EIA

Stephen Tromans considers proposals from the communities department to raise screening thresholds in England

Bias alert for bee strategy

Defra's draft pollinator strategy, which will rely on significant research funded by pesticide manufacturers, risks losing public confidence if it doe...

Asian economies at risk

South Asian economies are set to decline significantly if the international community fails to halt global temperature rise at 2ºC, according to a rep...

Business plans: Sainsbury's, Kellogg's and UPS.

the environmentalist gives a round up of environment management news from companies including Sainsbury's, Kellogg's and UPS.

Construction emissions

Restrictions on emissions from construction machinery being used on projects on London are to introduced to cut air pollution in the capital.

Joined-up inspection

The government has established a combined Animal and Plant Health Agency to improve prevention of the spread of animal and plant diseases.

Study counts cost of not acting

The estimated economic costs associated with delaying measures to reduce the pace and magnitude of climate change mean policy action is required today...

Uncertainty over 14001

Overwhelming uncertainty about the impact of the revisions to ISO 14001 has been revealed by a survey of environment professionals.

Uncertainty over 14001

Overwhelming uncertainty about the impact of the revisions to ISO 14001 has been revealed by a survey of environment professionals.

Leaders eye sustainability

New research by McKinsey reveals that business leaders are increasingly supporting sustainability initiatives, with many believing the issue is of gro...

Water firms' performance 'disappointing', says Environment Agency

The performance of the nine companies in England supplying both water and sewerage services was disappointing in 2013, says the Environment Agency in ...

EU warming above average

The latest climate change indicators analysed by the European Environment Agency (EEA) show the annual average land temperature in Europe for the year...

Future of work is 'green'

The need to use resources more smartly and efficiently, and the disillusion that followed the financial meltdown as well as public anger over some cor...

Food security threat

Climate change could threaten food security in developing countries by 2050 through crop damage, a study published in the journal Nature Climate Chang...

Green is back

Senior executives in the UK believe "going green" is back on the business agenda after years of austerity, according to research by business automatio...

Transparency is best policy

Only 66% of pollution incidents are self-reported by water companies, according to the latest figures from the Environment Agency. But self-reporting ...

Show you're worth it

Seb Beloe and Hyewon Kong on getting a financial bang for your environmental buck.

Going underground

Peter Brown looks at developments in the UK to realise the potential of carbon capture and storage.

Aiming high

the environmentalist reports on the energy-efficiency projects being employed at the University of Brighton

Raising standards

The first in the environmentalist's new series summarising environment and sustainability standards and guidance concentrates on the ISO 14000 series

No net loss

Richard Sobey considers how biodiversity performance standards are influencing decisions to finance projects

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