Articles from Transform September 2015

Joint research project

Consultancy AECOM and the University of Salford have formed a research partnership to improve understanding of how major infrastructure programmes int...

Under surveillance

Monitoring emissions to air and water is key to complying with environmental permits. the environmentalist looks at recent developments, including the...

Emissions disclosure brings better loans

Sustainable businesses benefit from a significantly lower cost of capital, according to academics.

WEEE worth €3.6 billion by 2020

The value of recyclable waste electrical and electronic equipment could reach €3.6 billion in Europe by 2020, according to research by the University ...

US aims to clean up power

Measures to cut carbon emissions from power stations in the US by almost one-third below 2005 levels by 2030 have been announced by president Barack O...

EEF refocuses on sustainability

Manufacturers' body EEF is to refocus its environmental service to incorporate a wider sustainability agenda and has appointed James Wyse to a new rol...

Pledges not enough to meet 2°C target

Emissions reduction pledges made ahead of the Paris summit will fail to keep global temperature rise below the 2ºC level scientists believe is necessa...

Success of new UN sustainable development goals rely on Paris

Climate change and poverty campaigners are looking to a high-level meeting in September to act on new global sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Gains from FSC certification highlighted

Companies with Forest Stewardship Council certification can earn significantly more from their wood than those without, a study by WWF has found.

Agency to amend standard rules

The Environment Agency is to press ahead with planned amendments to some of the rules for standard permits issued under the Environmental Permitting (...

Business plans - Coca-Cola, Mars and Philips

A round up of environment management news from companies including Coca-Cola, Mars and Philips.

Carbon Trust pilots water footprinting certification

The Carbon Trust is seeking organisations to act as "pathfinders" for its new product water footprint certification and labelling scheme.

Bee decline linked to land use

The declining number of bee and wasp species in England is linked to historic changes in land use, according to research published in Proceedings of t...

New Chinese CO2 estimates published

China's carbon emissions are lower than previously thought, according to academics led by the University of East Anglia.

No time for deliberation

Members should take full advantage of the professional development path laid out by the institute, Tim Balcon says.

In court: September 2015

A round-up of the latest environmental court cases.

EIA update: September 2015

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

Supreme Court rejects EIA challenge

Two grain silos and a lorry park can be built near the River Wensum in Norfolk after the Supreme Court threw out a resident's objection.

More successful IEMA members

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

GACSO briefing - building a shared understanding of sustainability

A timely initiative for sustainability professionals, says Phil Cumming

Working on ISO standards

All eyes have been on the revised ISO 14001, but changes to other standards are also critical, says Martin Baxter.

Help IEMA to become more efficient

Since the new online payment portal was activated on 3 August, members switching to direct debit payment have helped the institute to make 2kg of CO2 ...

Early bird booking for upcoming IEMA conferences

Book now for cheaper rates on upcoming IEMA conferences.

Mutual benefits of industrial symbiosis

Peter Laybourn highlights what's new in industrial symbiosis from around the world

The value of everything

Designing products around repairability and recovery of materials should be a priority, says Paul Suff.

What ecology can teach the finance sector

Jiggy Lloyd on how the scientific understanding of ecology has been applied to other fields such as the finance sector

ESOS - Assessing the opportunities

In our second examination of ESOS, Maxine Perella gets advice on how to generate the maximum benefits from scheme audits

A thirst for savings

Lis Stedman talks water efficiency with Heineken, Berendsen and Whitbread

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