European Investment Bank to end funding for fossil fuels

The European Investment Bank (EIB) agreed late last night to phase out financing for fossil fuel energy projects by the end of 2021

Climate change | Fossil fuels | EU | 15 November 2019

UK ranked second-to-last for power flexibility in Europe

A new index has ranked the UK eighth out of nine northern European countries for attracting and facilitating investment in electricity system flexibility.

14 November 2019

90% of world’s largest energy firms have no net-zero targets

Just 13 of the world’s 132 largest coal, electricity, and oil and gas firms have committed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to net zero, a new study has uncovered.

12 November 2019


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Highway to health

Out to pasture?

Guy Smith talks to David Burrows about media messaging, agricultural emissions, and the NFU’s vision for getting the UK’s farming sector to net zero

1 November 2019

Buying into low carbon

Dr Luca Panzone and Brett Cherry discuss how to lower consumers’ food shopping carbon footprint by encouraging environmentally friendly buying

31 October 2019

Down to earth

As we move towards a soil and land quality approach that takes more account of terrestrial ecosystems, Chris Stapleton considers how EIAs should deal with these resources

31 October 2019

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Legislation updates for August 2019.


Waste | 9 September 2019

Northern Ireland

Legislation updates for August 2019.

9 September 2019


Legislation updates for August 2019.

9 September 2019



IEMA declares a Climate and Environmental Emergency

In September, IEMA declared a Climate and Environmental Emergency. What does this mean, and how can we all get involved? 

1 December 2019

Disruptive technologies and modern slavery

In September, IEMA engaged with 40 members in their capacity as professionals working in supply chain transparency to inform our response to the Home Office consultation on transparency in supply chains.

1 December 2019

Launch of IEMA Impact Assessment Strategy

The impacts of climate change, population growth, threats to nature, resource concerns and global development pressures on businesses, economic prosperity, communities, health and wellbeing represent a real challenge for sustainability professionals.IEMA and the Impact Assessment Network Steering Group, therefore, are excited to publish our new Impact Assessment Strategy. 

1 December 2019

IEMA to visit careers fairs

Over the next few months, IEMA will be attending a selection of university careers fairs to ensure that graduates entering the environment and sustainability profession are equipped with the knowledge, skills and tools required to drive change in their workplace. 

1 October 2019

Upcoming digital environmental assessment primer

’Embracing innovation and digital’ is one of IEMA’s four strategic themes of action for proportionate EIA, and a growing number of EIA practitioners are seeking to implement innovation and digital working in practice. This includes the preparation of digital EIA reporting, of which several examples from live projects now exist.

1 October 2019

New guidance on the digital economy

The world is undergoing immense change. Climate change, population growth, threats to nature, resource concerns and global development pressure are all combining to create a perfect storm of issues. With their impacts on businesses, economic prosperity, communities, health and wellbeing, these problems represent a challenge for sustainability professionals.

1 October 2019
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