From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES

Dr Lesley Sloss
Video
June 2017

The recent advancement of power generation technology has provided a new opportunity for coal. Through the progression of new technologies increasing power generation efficiency, alongside the development of safe capture and storage of carbon dioxide reducing emissions, the concept of ‘clean...

Robert Ashcroft
Discussion paper
May 2017

Sooner than expected, the nation is returning to the polls. Backed by Parliament, Theresa May has called a General Election for the 8th June 2017, three years earlier than anticipated under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act.


We are therefore turning our attention to the parties’ manifestos,...

Sarah Legge
Article
May 2017

environmental SCIENTIST | Time for a new Clean Air Act? | April 2017


There have been many calls recently about the need for a new Clean Air Act (CAA), from a wide range of leading groups in the environment and public health fields. But are they all asking for the same...

Barbara Leach; Richard Swannell
Article
April 2017

environmental SCIENTIST | Feeding the nine billion | February 2017


Around a third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted from the farm to the fork. This huge level of inefficiency has economic, social, and environmental impacts. Food loss and...

Ruth Bergan
Video
March 2017

To date, international agreements on trade and climate change have tended to be negotiated in isolation. Yet rules in trade agreements have huge implications for governments’ ability to meet their climate change commitments. The Energy Charter Treaty, a deal which specifically covers investment...

Robert Ashcroft
Blog
March 2017

One of the key building blocks in Theresa May’s plans for a successful post-Brexit Britain is the development of a national Industrial Strategy. In the Prime Minister’s Cabinet and Whitehall reshuffle shortly after she took office, departmental boundaries and remits were rearranged, leading to...

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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
  • Employability in the environmental sector

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

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