From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES

Robert Ashcroft
Infographic
January 2015

Since 1997 all local authorities have been carrying out reviews and assessments of air quality. If this monitoring highlights areas where the national air quality objectives are unlikely to be met, under the Environment Act 1995 they are required to designate an Air Quality Management...

Robert Ashcroft
Blog
January 2015

After several weeks of waiting and delay, the much anticipated Government Science and Innovation strategy statement was finally released on the 17th December.  A collaborative effort between Greg Clark (Minister for Universities, Science and Cities), Vince Cable (Business, Innovation and...

Mark Everard
Article
December 2014

environmental SCIENTIST | The UK NEA: What now? | December 2014


The stated intentions and aims of both the 2011 UK National Ecosystems Assessment (UK NEA)1 and the 2014 UK National Ecosystems Assessment Follow-on (UK NEAFO)1 included awareness-raising and...

Robert Ashcroft
Blog
December 2014

Over the past few years, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has been keen to highlight investment in science as a “personal priority” (as reiterated in his Autumn Statement speech).  With the publication of the 2014 Autumn Statement, this blog analyses what these changes mean for the...

Richard Broadbent
Video
December 2014
In a fascinating webinar, Richard Broadbent of Natural England, discussed the idea of the scientific method and how the resultant concepts of scientific confidence and uncertainity influenced the legal concept of the Precautionary Principle upon which EU environmental policy is based. Other...
Robert Ashcroft
Discussion paper
November 2014

Our latest energy factsheet looks at the generation of wind energy.  It is widely accepted that to combat climate change we need to increase the proportion of renewables in our energy mix, but windfarm developments can be highly controversial, whether on- or offshore.


The UK is now the...

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