Switzerland tops ranking for climate change readiness

Switzerland is more prepared to address climate change and the associated risks than any other country, a study by professional services firm KPMG has revealed.

Local government | Climate change | Politics & Economics | 17 June 2019

Renewable energy sector employment hits 11 million worldwide

The number of people employed in the renewable energy sector increased from 10.3 million to a record 11 million last year, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has revealed.

14 June 2019

Global energy emissions rise at fastest pace in seven years

The global energy sector produced more carbon emissions in 2018 than it had for the previous seven years, research from oil and gas giant BP has revealed.

13 June 2019


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The global food system is damaging the planet and our health, the Wellcome Trust’s Modi Mwatsama tells Huw Morris. Only a wide-ranging food revolution – encompassing production, policy, marketing and diet – will change that

29 May 2019

Food for thought

The Lancet Commission on Obesity’s recent reports call for restraints on the power of ‘Big Food’ and a revolution in agricultural and dietary habits, as Elisabeth Jeffries explains

29 May 2019

Forcing the issue

High-profile activist-led campaigns are demonstrating the increasing ability of NGOs to compel global policy change. Robert Blood explains what this means for investors

29 May 2019


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Northern Ireland legislation updates for May 2019.

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UK legislation updates for May 2019.

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Sustainability forum

Industry leaders at our recent Sustainability Leaders Forum sketched out a path to net zero, with Nick Molho presenting on recent Aldersgate Group work and examples of innovation and efficiencies.

29 May 2019

IEMA’s new Impact Assessment Strategy

As you may be aware, IEMA and the Impact Assessment (IA) Network Steering Group have been working to create a new strategy and delivery plan to meet the needs of our IA members and ensure that we respond effectively to future challenges within the sector.

29 May 2019

Resources and Waste Strategy workshops

On 4 and 5 April 2019, IEMA members with expertise and a keen interest in sustainable resource management and the circular economy came together for two afternoon workshops in London and Birmingham. 

2 May 2019

Environmental law conference

The UKELA Annual Conference is the UK’s leading environmental law conference, attracting a broad range of professionals and students and eminent speakers from across the globe. 

2 May 2019

IEMA takes a fresh approach to impact assessment

Impact assessment (IA) is a core part of IEMA’s role as a professional body. However, as IEMA has expanded to cover a broader sustainability agenda, there was a risk that IA would lose some of its profile. 

2 May 2019

Climate Change and Energy Network update

Jonathan Foot FIEMA has agreed to be chair of the Climate Change and Energy Network Steering Group for 2019.

2 May 2019
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