Articles from Transform September 2019

Blazing a trail

Wildlife presenter and biochemist Liz Bonnin talks to Kathryn Manning about plastic pollution and what puts a “fire in her belly“ to protect biodivers...

CSR today: the corporate footprint diaries

In 2014 I interviewed Nestlé's head of agriculture, Hans Jöhr. I prepared myself for the usual spiel: this is a huge corporation, but we care for ou...

The big question: What are the greatest barriers to biodiversity net gain working in practice?

Three professionals discuss our September big question.

Claim against farm development dismissed

In March 2019, a local resident challenged the planning authority's decision to grant approval for reserved matters relating to Hoplands Farm site dev...

Southern Water punished over 'shocking' wastewater spills

Southern Water has been hit with a record £126m punishment for spills of wastewater into the environment from its sewage plants, and for deliberately ...

Incorporating environment into FTAs

IEMA is part of a Defra stakeholder group looking at environmental aspects of the UK's future partnership with the EU and free trade agreements (FTAs)...

Let's talk: EIA scoping

IEMA members have asked for more impact assessment events and webinars, and collaboration with other membership institutions.

Drones used against illegal abstractions

The Environment Agency is to use drones to gather information about illegal water abstractions in East Anglia's fenland.

September: New regulations

The latest legislation, guidance and consultation.

IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards shortlist announced

The IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards showcase the achievements of the organisations and individuals that are striving to meet our global sustainabili...

It's time to 'click the code'

IEMA membership provides assurance of your competence through professional standards, strong governance and code of conduct.

Communicating Climate Change conference

Many things must be taken into consideration for effective communication on climate change: the critical importance of framing; understanding the audi...

A tale of new cities

Hugh Ellis tells Huw Morris why he believes planning still has a good story to tell – despite austerity cuts, deregulation and a policy agenda biased ...

September quote unquote

Feedback on TRANSFORM July/August issue.

When it's not just about winning...

The shortlist for IEMA's Sustainability Impact Awards 2019 has been announced after an exciting day of judging. Chris Seekings reports on what to expe...

Education Focus

Three organisations discuss their approach to sustainability training, and offer their insights into why it is so important

A teaching game-changer

A radical plan is under way to bring climate change teaching into every classroom across the world. Chris Seekings reports

September connect: Social and community news from IEMA

The IEMA community's news for September.

Western floods highlight critical infrastructure risks

The unprecedented flooding events seen around the world this year are likely to become more frequent as a result of climate change, and western infras...

Credit where credit is due

Within the current political climate, we hear a lot about what isn't being done with regard to the environment and climate change, and this difficult ...

√òrsted cars to go 100% electric

Denmark's largest energy company, √òrsted, has decided to phase-out petrol-powered vehicles from 2021, and said that its car fleet will be 100% electr...

Burberry uses old fishing nets for clothes

Fashion giant Burberry has launched a new line of clothes crafted with Econyl, a sustainable nylon made from regenerated fishing nets, fabric scraps a...

M&S tells public to bring own containers

Marks & Spencer will offer a 25p discount to customers that bring their own reusable containers to its UK shops in an effort to reduce single-use ...

Cement industry told to set 2050 net zero emissions goal

A group of investors with more than $2trn in assets under management has demanded the European cement industry achieve net zero emissions no later tha...

Court ruling could spell the end for Poland's 'last coal plant'

Poland's last planned coal plant may no longer go ahead after a court ruled that its construction was “legally invalid“ following concerns that the pr...

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