Final draft of environmental reporting framework published

A framework designed to help companies report environmental information in annual reports has been published for consultation.
31 Oct 2014

Scotland launches remanufacturing research hub

Scotland is to set up a dedicated remanufacturing research centre and materials brokerage service to help manufacturers harness the value from used...
29 Oct 2014

SuDS plans slammed by floods adviser

New plans for sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) are significantly weaker than those the government has scrapped, the adaptation sub-committee...
29 Oct 2014

Low-carbon business experts and politicians urge borrowing powers for GIB

A group of business leaders and politicians has called for the green investment bank (GIB) to be given the power to borrow money in order to realise...
28 Oct 2014

EU slammed for lack of ambition in 2030 deal

The agreement brokered by EU heads of state on 2030 climate change targets has drawn widespread criticism for lacking ambition, in particular on...
24 Oct 2014

Geodiversity charter for England

A vision for geodiversity to be recognised as an integral part of England’s environment, economy and heritage has been launched by Defra, together...
23 Oct 2014

England risks failing to reach EU recycling target, MPs warn

EU targets to recycle at least 50% of household waste by 2020 could be missed without significant government intervention, a cross-party committee of...
22 Oct 2014

Commercial property sector urged to improve energy efficiency

Sustained progress is needed by all property owners and operators if the sector is to meet its share of emissions reductions, according to real...
20 Oct 2014

Online game aims to demystify evaluation of natural capital

An online game to help companies better value the environment and the services it provides has been launched by the University of Cambridge Institute...
17 Oct 2014

Climate change leaders outperform rivals on stockmarket

Companies in the vanguard of taking action to mitigate climate change generate better returns for shareholders than firms that are sluggish in their...
16 Oct 2014


Policy update

Collaboration on sustainability
6 Oct 2014

Members approve new governance structure at annual general meeting

Proposals on an improved governance structure for IEMA were passed after a members voted in favour at the 2014 annual general meeting last month.
6 Oct 2014

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...
6 Oct 2014

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...
10 Sep 2014

Policy update

Understanding sustainability
10 Sep 2014

IEMA confirms sustainability conference programme

The line-up for IEMA’s Leading in sustainability conference on 24 September has been confirmed.
10 Sep 2014

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...
10 Sep 2014

Forum engages employers on sustainability skills

IEMA is increasingly working with large employers to ensure that environment professionals are effectively supported and developed.
10 Sep 2014

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...
10 Sep 2014

Policy update: Building skills for a sustainable economy

Josh Fothergill, policy and practice lead at IEMA, discusses how we are working to deliver a sustainable economy
7 Aug 2014

IEMA news

New regulations


  • [title] Noisy neighbours
    Martin Broderick and Graham Parry outline new IEMA guidelines for noise and EIA
  • [title] Getting EIA in proportion
    Tom Smeeton and Peter George set out how to ensure a balance to EIA outputs
  • [title] Breathe in the air
    Jon Pullen on new guidance from IAQM on odour impact assessment for planning
  • [title] HP squares the circle
    Lucie Ponting discovers how HP is transforming discarded printer cartridges into new ones
  • [title] What a difference a year makes
    the environmentalist looks at how the mandatory reporting of GHG emissions is changing companies’ annual reports
  • [title] Show you’re worth it
    Seb Beloe and Hyewon Kong on getting a financial bang for your environmental buck.

Industry case studies

the environmentalist October 2014