Economic growth and action on climate can be achieved together, global commission finds

Governments and businesses can reduce carbon emissions and achieve economic growth at the same time, a report by a commission of world leaders and...
16 Sep 2014

Resource efficiency tracker launched to highlight investment opportunities

Resource-efficient companies are likely to grow more, face fewer risks and deliver better investment returns than less efficient companies, according...
15 Sep 2014

Businesses ahead of governments on carbon pricing, report finds

Large public companies are advanced in their use of carbon pricing even where there is no national price imposed, according to the Carbon Disclosure...
15 Sep 2014

Exxon underestimating risks of climate action to its business, according to finance analysts

ExxonMobil is underperforming on the stockmarket due to a business model which sees it investing in high-risk, low-return projects such as oil sands...
12 Sep 2014

Meeting carbon budgets will increase UK GDP and jobs, report finds

The UK will experience a 1.1% increase in GDP and create an extra 190,000 jobs by 2030 if it meets its first four carbon budgets, according to a...
11 Sep 2014

Habitats and birds directives to be reviewed by European commission

The candidate for the new post of environment, maritime affairs and fisheries has been asked to consider the merger of the habitats and birds...
10 Sep 2014

Bias alert for bee strategy

Defra’s draft pollinator strategy, which will rely on significant research funded by pesticide manufacturers, risks losing public confidence if it...
9 Sep 2014

Asian economies at risk

South Asian economies are set to decline significantly if the international community fails to halt global temperature rise at 2ºC, according to a...
9 Sep 2014

Business plans: Sainsbury's, Kellogg's and UPS.

the environmentalist gives a round up of environment management news from companies including Sainsbury's, Kellogg's and UPS.
9 Sep 2014

Construction emissions

Restrictions on emissions from construction machinery being used on projects on London are to introduced to cut air pollution in the capital.
9 Sep 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 has the solution to the skills challenge

In an interview published in June between Tim Balcon and editor of the environmentalist Paul Suff, the IEMA chief executive outlined how the...
7 Aug 2014

IEMA reshuffles to deliver Vision 2020

The Institute’s head office has undergone some essential changes, all of which aim to provide a greater focus on the membership and drive IEMA’s...
7 Aug 2014

14001 and sustainability consultations – member feedback required

IEMA is encouraging members to get involved in two important consultations: the draft international standard (DIS) of the revised ISO 14001 and a...
7 Aug 2014

IEMA news

Latest consultations

New regulations


  • ‘Technical’ changes to EIA
    Stephen Tromans considers proposals from the communities department to raise screening thresholds in England
  • [title] Show you’re worth it
    Seb Beloe and Hyewon Kong on getting a financial bang for your environmental buck.
  • [title] Going underground
    Peter Brown looks at developments in the UK to realise the potential of carbon capture and storage.
  • [title] 21st century working
    Paul Suff visits two Ricoh sites to discover how the firm is creating working environments for the future
  • [title] No net loss
    Richard Sobey considers how biodiversity performance standards are influencing decisions to finance projects
  • [title] Raising standards
    The first in the environmentalist's new series summarising environment and sustainability standards and guidance concentrates on the ISO 14000 series

Industry case studies

the environmentalist September 2014