Consumers willing to sacrifice convenience for sustainability

The majority of UK consumers are willing to compromise on online purchases and delivery demands if it creates a more sustainable environment, new research suggests.

Business & Industry | Distribution channels | Transport | 9 June 2021

Net-zero requirements unveiled for government contracts

New measures will require UK businesses to commit to net-zero emissions by 2050 and publish credible carbon reduction plans before they can bid for major government contracts.

7 June 2021

Initiative launched to help financial sector address nature-related risks

The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) has today been launched to support financial institutions and corporates in assessing and managing emerging risks and opportunities as the world looks to reverse biodiversity loss.

4 June 2021


Editor's Pick

In conversation with Michael E Mann

| 10 June 2021

In perfect alignment with ISO 14090

Anya Ledwith and John Dora look at the new white paper covering the ISO 14090: Adaptation to climate change standard
28 May 2021

Action stations for tackling climate change

What lessons can the COVID-19 pandemic teach us about tackling climate change? Huw Morris talks to the scientists who are coming to some striking conclusions

28 May 2021

Closing the green skills gap

Ben Kite talks to Chris Seekings about how the UK’s skills gap threatens to undermine the country’s environmental ambitions

28 May 2021

Knowledge Centre


New assurance first for plastic pollution reduction

Businesses can now take significant verifiable steps to manage plastic waste and its impact on the environment, thanks to the launch of the world’s first best-practice standard for Responsible Plastic Management (RPM).

| 7 September 2020


Legislation updates for August 2019.


9 September 2019

Northern Ireland

Legislation updates for August 2019.

9 September 2019



UK Business Biodiversity Forum launched

Businesses from across the UK’s economy have come together to launch a new forum aimed at mainstreaming biodiversity throughout the private sector.

28 May 2021

Principles for Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment

We are anticipating the launch of new Principles for Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment for the sector in July.

28 May 2021

A decade of the EIA Quality Mark

As we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the EIA Quality Mark, IEMA can announce that, during the past 12 months, the scheme has undergone a thorough review of practice, including stakeholder consultation with registrants and assessors, in order to improve it.

28 May 2021

The Value of Environmental Auditing: IEMA Senior Management Briefing

At the end of March, the IEMA Working Group on Environmental Auditing launched The Value of Environmental Auditing: an IEMA Senior Management Briefing. 

28 May 2021

Policy and practice governance review

Earlier in 2021, the IEMA Board greenlit a governance review concerning the way it develops policy and practice content. 

28 May 2021

Policy update: Environment Bill

The government has announced a delay to the Environment Bill’s passage through Parliament, due to COVID-19 restrictions and a bottleneck of legislation making its way onto the statute book. It is expected that the Bill will receive significant interest in the Lords, and the pause means it will carry over into the next parliamentary session, rather than being rushed through without proper...

26 March 2021
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