Articles from Transform September 2015

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.

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...

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...

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).

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 ...

New Chinese CO2 estimates published

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

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...

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.

Business plans - Coca-Cola, Mars and Philips

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

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 (...

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.

No time for deliberation

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

Early bird booking for upcoming IEMA conferences

Book now for cheaper rates on upcoming IEMA conferences.

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 ...

Working on ISO standards

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

GACSO briefing - building a shared understanding of sustainability

A timely initiative for sustainability professionals, says Phil Cumming

More successful IEMA members

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

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.

EIA update: September 2015

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

In court: September 2015

A round-up of the latest environmental court cases.

Mutual benefits of industrial symbiosis

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

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

The value of everything

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

A thirst for savings

Lis Stedman talks water efficiency with Heineken, Berendsen and Whitbread

Putting EIA on the right track

Paul Suff learns about the challenges faced by practitioners assessing the impacts of the planned high-speed rail link

ESOS - Assessing the opportunities

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

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