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Joseph Lewis
October 2022
A picture of the UK Parliament, taken from the air

Last month, Liz Truss became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. During that time, she has reshuffled the Cabinet and proposed major changes to environmental policy, both in England and across the UK. In what was already a crucial time for the future of the environment, the IES believes...

Ian Taylor
September 2022

As this is likely to be your first job, at least in the environmental sciences, you want to write a CV that will get you noticed – and get you an interview – in the absence of relevant work experience. If you’re a graduate looking to secure a job in any field, it can be tricky; it’s always a...

Joseph Lewis
July 2022
image of grassland with mountains in the distance

This week, the IES has released two new briefing papers: an information briefing on the Levelling-Up & Regeneration Bill, and a horizon scanning briefing on upcoming policy developments linked to land.

Read the briefing on the Levelling-Up Bill and Environmental Impact Assessment....

Jessica Flack
July 2022

The climate crisis affects us all and is one of the biggest global challenges of present generations. Carbon sequestration plays a key role in climate change mitigation and is at the forefront of UK environmental and agricultural policy. Key strategies of the UK Government’s 25 Year Environment...

Joseph Lewis
June 2022

This week, DEFRA closed submissions to its consultation on the long-term environmental targets set under the Environment Act. These targets will be a primary driver of action on environmental challenges over the next two decades, so ensuring that the framework is as strong as possible will be...

Joseph Lewis
May 2022
Blueprint of building plans

With the announcement of the Government’s upcoming legislative plans in the Queen’s Speech, Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) are once again facing change in the near future. As EIA practitioners know, making predictions about what will happen is a difficult job, and the prospect...