Science-based climate targets launched for financial sector

Financial institutions worldwide can now validate their climate goals through the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) after the service was launched today.

Climate change | Global | Investment | 1 October 2020

Plastic straw ban comes into force in England

England's long-awaited ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds has come into force today following a six-month delay due to the coronavirus crisis.

1 October 2020

Investors failing to act on deforestation commitments

The vast majority of investors that signed a UN agreement to help halt deforestation last year have failed to take sufficient action themselves.

1 October 2020


Editor's Pick

The moral imperative for standards bodies

Ethics | Policy | CSR | 28 August 2020

Craig Bennett: Wildlife’s new warrior

Brexit, the climate and ecological emergency and now COVID-19 make this a critical time for nature, new Wildlife Trusts chief executive Craig Bennett tells Catherine Early

28 August 2020

Local authorities and climate action

Many UK local authorities have declared climate emergencies, says Peter Gudde – but what actions are they actually taking?

28 August 2020

In conversation with John Elkington

Following a talk hosted by IEMA CEO Sarah Mukherjee, John Elkington sat down with Transform magazine to discuss the exponential changes he sees facing the world during the next decade

28 August 2020

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



Environment and the level playing field

The House of Lords EU Environment Sub-Committee recently ran a short inquiry to explore what is at stake on the environmental and climate level playing field in the UK-EU negotiations.

28 August 2020

Accelerating private investment in nature-based solutions

Enhancing and restoring our natural assets will require significant private sector investment. As post-Brexit natural environment architecture is designed, we can demonstrate the conditions necessary for private investment.

28 August 2020

Build Back Better

In July IEMA launched its Build Back Better position statement in response to COVID-19. 

28 August 2020

New opportunities to ‘mainstream’

Initiatives and programmes have been instrumental in building business support for climate change action. 

28 August 2020

Regional activity goes digital

During the COVID-19 pandemic, IEMA has encouraged more digital activity in order to help members engage with regional activities, and since the end of April the IEMA Regional Volunteer Network has hosted 19 online sessions.

28 August 2020
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