From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES

Tim Flach
December 2021
Picture of a tiger shaking water out of its fur.

Conservationists and environmentalists have struggled with the question of how to inspire policy change and influence public opinion. The likes of Sir David Attenborough have taught us that imagery and connecting to the natural world are powerful tools in evoking empathy in our policy...

Professor Joanna D. Haigh
November 2021

This year's Burntwood Lecture was presented by Professor Joanna D. Haigh, former Co-Director of the Grantham Institute and awardee of the Institute of Physics' Charles Chree Medal and Prize in 2004. The lecture touched on both the definition and implications of net zero future actions, with...

Joseph Lewis and Ethny Childs
November 2021

COP26 has been a motivator for widespread increases in climate ambition, including from some of the largest polluters. Now that COP26 is upon us, it is imperative that these aspirations are met with urgent and effective action which translates ambitions and commitments into comprehensive action...

Ethny Childs
October 2021

In the run-up to COP26, the IES has been hosting a number of discussions and events exploring six key themes in our STAGES on the road to COP26. 

We have just wrapped up the latest theme: Economy. For this penultimate stage we have been looking into questions of economic...

Various authors
October 2021

environmental SCIENTIST | Animal migration | October 2021

Anna Forbes, Oli Back, Mia Ridler, Jess Mead, Joe Pecorelli and Wanda Bodnar outline the latest initiatives to improve the future of the European eel...

Paul Eijssen and Tom Moekotte
October 2021

In 2016 Royal HaskoningDHV took the initiative (with support of the Dutch Ministry) to conduct a pilot project to create the first digital interactive Environmental Impact Statement. Now, more than four years later, a variety of project examples are available that have started to apply a digital...


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