From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES

Rose Bailey
Blog
June 2013

Urban areas have become a place of growing focus for the mitigation of climate change, and cities all over the world are increasingly engaging and acting where nations are failing to. As complex systems and places of concentrated  consumption, urban areas are acknowledged to have a significant...

Simon Birkett
Article
June 2013

environmental SCIENTIST | Air Quality - should we have achieved more? | April 2013


Don’t drink the water and don’t breathe the air!”


I can still remember the brutal satire of the Tom Lehrer song ‘Pollution’1...

Dr Paula Owen
Blog
June 2013

Behaviour change interventions have so far had surprisingly limited success in motivating wider society into taking positive environmental actions. Despite constant bombardment of messages regarding melting ice caps, drowning polar bears and exceptional droughts, a significant majority of the...

Jenna Edgar
Blog
May 2013

The current Zeitgeist of sustainability has pushed the role of the ‘ethical designer’ into the forefront of industry. Design is about improving the life of the end user. The decisions we make in the early stages of the design process will affect the way people interact with the world around them...

Ben Du Feu; Maria Lee
Technical note
May 2013

This technical note seeks to examine the current UK legislative landscape within which the local authority air quality management duties reside.


In the UK Local Authorities have a statutory duty for the management of local air quality (Part IV of the Environment Act 1995 - Part III of the...

Jimi Irwin
Blog
May 2013

Minerals are everywhere and impact on our environment in a host of complex and sometimes unexpected ways. But what exactly is environmental mineralogy? Helpfully, the introduction explains that this book considers systems containing minerals that constitute key elements of the global ecosystem...

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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
  • The new IES strategy
  • Diversity & inclusion

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

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Paddy Fowler

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