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Joseph Lewis & Ethny Childs
March 2022

During the UN's COP26 Climate Change Summit, the IES published its landmark Manifesto for Transformative Change, setting out 54 recommendations for global climate action. The recommendations represent the voices of environmental scientists across disciplines, as well as the minimum level of...

Joseph Lewis
March 2022

Read the latest IES briefing paper on water policy and other policy issues related to water resources and systems. With a number of critical policy developments in environmental governance, punctuated by the Environment Act 2021, there are multiple opportunities for positive engagement with...

Joseph Lewis
March 2022

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published the report of its Working Group 2, focussed on the vulnerability of socio-economic and natural systems to climate change. Following on from the Working Group 1 report published last year on the scientific basis of climate change...

February 2022
Female scientist looking at beaker

11 February 2015 was the very first United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which aimed to recognise the importance of full and equal access to, and participation in, science for women and girls around the world. Born from the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the...

Katherine Karr
January 2022
50 years of the IES

In 1971, Dr John Rose began talks with several academics, industry professionals, and colleagues about the possibility of starting an organisation for environmental scientists. One year later, on January 18th 1972, our Inaugural Conversazione was held at the House of Lords and the IES came into...

Joseph Lewis
December 2021
gold balloons which read: "2021"

After years of delays and debates, 2021 finally saw the Environment Act enter law. With this major landmark now achieved, the future of the natural environment should be much clearer, but is it really? For all the effort needed to produce the Environment Act, have we actually seen positive...