EU to ban sale of invasive species

The European parliament has backed new legislation that will ban the movement and release of invasive alien species across the bloc
17 Apr 2014

Water sector plans could be greener

Just one-third of water companies in England and Wales have good strategies to minimise abstraction from environmentally sensitive sources, say...
16 Apr 2014

India becomes first country to mandate CSR

New legislation in India requires companies, including Tata and Birla, to spend at least 2% of their net profits on corporate social responsibility (...
14 Apr 2014

Take action now to prevent 4°C rise, says IPCC

Global warming can still be limited to 2°C in 2100, but only if action is taken now to cut energy use and decarbonise electricity, say scientists
14 Apr 2014

Better regulation saving UK firms £185m

Defra’s drive to cut ‘red tape’ and streamline guidance is already saving UK businesses £185 million a year, says government
11 Apr 2014

Defra launches online legislation database

The environment department has launched the prototype of DefraLex, an online database of its legislation, and is asking for ideas on how it can be...
11 Apr 2014

British Gas penalty to pay for energy savings

British Gas Business is to fund the installation of £3.45 million worth of energy efficiency measures in small firms, as penalty for stopping...
10 Apr 2014

Multinationals call for zero-carbon policies

Kingfisher, Shell and Unilever are among 70 businesses urging governments to take rapid action to ensure the global economy can become zero-carbon by...
9 Apr 2014

10-month sentence for director after blaze

Arcwood Recycling in Ilkeston has been fined £8,000 and ordered to pay costs of £7,500 for causing water discharge activity without the authorisation...
7 Apr 2014

EIA Update | April 2014

IEMA's latest update on environmental impact assessment (EIA) practice including new online practice guidance for English planning authorities
7 Apr 2014


IEMA and GACSO cement their relationship

Following the announcement in March that IEMA and the Global Association of Corporate Sustainability Officers (GACSO) would be joining together,...
11 Apr 2014

Full membership changes take force

The application and interview processes for Full membership of IEMA changed on 1 April
7 Apr 2014

IEMA news coverage more than doubles

Coverage of IEMA's activities and viewpoints on environmental issues has increased 150% in the first three months of 2014
7 Apr 2014

Smarter guidance?

IEMA's executive director of policy, Martin Baxter, asks whether the government's drive for “smarter” guidance will actually lead to better guidance
7 Apr 2014

Changes to renewals

IEMA members are advised that from 1 June 2014 some membership renewal fees will be subject to a £2 increase
7 Apr 2014

April's successful members

IEMA would like to congratulate the following individuals on recently upgrading their membership as part of their ongoing commitment to learning and...
7 Apr 2014

Policy update: Change to guide on ‘green’ tariffs

IEMA's Nick Blyth on potential changes to Defra guidance on reporting GHG emissions from green power
11 Mar 2014

Baxter live on Radio 5Live

IEMA's Martin Baxter was invited to speak on Shelagh Fogerty’s Radio 5Live show to discuss how environment and sustainability practitioners can help...
7 Mar 2014

Full membership standard about to change

From the beginning of April, anyone applying to become a Full member of IEMA will be assessed under the revised Full membership standard
7 Mar 2014

IEMA launches ‘sharing your details’ scheme

On 1 March, the Institute introduced a process enabling members to more easily connect with each other, with the aim of supporting the vitality and...
7 Mar 2014


Latest Consultations

New Regulations


  • Global focus: New CSR rules in India Global focus: New CSR rules in India
    IEMA fellow Lakshminarayanan Ramakrishnan gives an insight into new legislation mandating corporate social responsibility activities for certain companies
  • Aerospace sector flies in formation Aerospace sector flies in formation
    Paul Suff hears how the world’s major aerospace companies established a global environment group to collaborate on REACH
  • What’s the EU done for us? What’s the EU done for us?
    Commissioners and MEPs highlight the outgoing EU administration’s achievements in environment policy
  • Breaking new ground Breaking new ground
    Celtic Technologies has won awards for its work remediating the site for Asda’s new Avonmouth distribution depot. the environmentalist reports
  • Built to assess impacts Built to assess impacts
    Following the adoption by MEPs of revisions to the EIA Directive, Josh Fothergill explains what the new legislation will mean for practitioners
  • Overcoming the knowledge gap Overcoming the knowledge gap
    Jae Mather argues that the evolving sustainability profession should resist falling into the age-old trap of reinventing the wheel


Industry case studies

the environmentalist April 2014