From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES

Robert Ashcroft
Blog
January 2018

One of the most common frustrations when working on environmental policy is the discrepancy between the long time-scales over which environmental processes operate, and the 'short-termism' of our political system. So, when in September 2015 the UK Government committed to produce a 25 year plan “...

Julian Holloway, Paul O'Hare
Article
January 2018

environmental SCIENTIST | Living Labs | December 2017


Social dimensions of sustainability are frequently overlooked in academic and public discourse, despite being a key pillar of the concept alongside economic and environmental sustainability. Sustainability is...

Harry Knibb
Video
December 2017

This webinar explores some of the challenges and solutions involved in mapping city-scale urban needs in a rapidly changing Indonesian major metropolis. Harry Knibb, principal consultant within WSP's Sustainable Places, Energy and Waste Team, drew from a recently...

Robert Ashcroft
Blog
November 2017

It's been a busy few weeks for the Government, setting out the Autumn Budget and launching a new Industrial Strategy, whilst attempting to address the technical and political complexities of withdrawal from the European Union. Taking a temporary break from Brexit, our Policy...

Julie Hill
Blog
November 2017

Over the past few years numerous campaigns have attempted to reduce our reliance on plastic.  Recently attention has moved from supermarket plastic bags to drink straws and bottle manufacturers.  


But has plastic been unfairly demonised? Might bio-derived, biodegradable...

Adam Donnan
Blog
October 2017

Over the past 12 months, the IES has been developing a new strategy which will guide the organisation over the next three years. In a series of blogs, IES CEO Adam Donnan explains the thinking behind the strategy and how it will change the work of the Institution.


Much has been...

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Getting to the heart of the issue

On these pages researchers, professionals and members of the IES team provide in depth analysis of news stories, topical issues and emerging science.

A wide range of analysis will appear on this page, but our main themes for 2017 will include:

  • Environmental policy after Brexit
  • The new IES strategy
  • Diversity & inclusion

​If you feel you can contribute to these themes, please get in touch.

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