From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES

Andy O'Dea
May 2023

The sustainable management and reuse of soils on construction sites is a fundamental part of the environmental performance of a project, not to mention its commercial and programme viability. However, this is becoming more and more challenging in the current regulatory climate, with a push away...

Ethny Childs
April 2023

Environmental practice must be informed by sound science. This is dependent on emerging science and research being effectively translated into legislation and practice in the environment sector, and for those working in applied environmental science to have a voice in the direction of future...

Professor John Turner
April 2023
View from above of a beach with people on it, and to the right there are boats along a pier.

The ways in which coastal zones are managed play a key role in the wider picture of ocean sustainability. 

In this event, we heard from Professor John Turner who gave an overview of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) as a tool and process, sharing details of how it...

Jack Shore
April 2023
Image of trees and a lake

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are incredibly useful chemicals, used in coatings, waterproofing and firefighting foams. Firefighting foams in particular, have resulted in repeated discharges of contamination onto the ground in tens of thousands of locations around the world. Once in...

Ethny Childs
April 2023

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded it’s sixth assessment cycle last month with the publication of the AR6 Synthesis Report. This report brings together the findings of the preceding three reports: 

The Working Group I contribution – The physical science...
Heather MacFarlane
March 2023

Our linear models of consumption where products are used and then treated as waste are not sustainable. Governments, communities and businesses around the world are now looking to build circular economies where products are designed to last and stay in use through rental, repair, remanufacture...


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