From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES

January 2024

COP28 negotiations culminated in the UAE Consensus, which calls on signatories to "transition away from fossil fuels in energy systems, in a just, orderly and equitable manner". This represents the first time that a transition away from fossil fuels has been directly addressed in a COP text....

Ethny Childs
January 2024
Tree roots

This article is taken from 'Transforming the planet: Our vision for the future of environmental science', which sets out a vision for the role of environmental science in facilitating the transition to a sustainable society.

Throughout the IES’s Future of ES23 horizon scanning and...

Dr Sophus zu Ermgassen and Shuo Gao
January 2024

Over the past three decades, China’s government has implemented many projects under its ecological compensation policy, including paying compensation fees for habitat creation to redress natural habitat losses caused by development. Researchers at the University of Oxford have compiled diverse...

Elizabeth Fonseca
January 2024

Agriculture is the main source of ammonia emissions in the UK.  These emissions result in both particulate air pollution and terrestrial eutrophication from the deposition of reactive nitrogen onto sensitive habitats.  The Government has set targets and identified technical measures to...

Joseph Lewis
December 2023
Basketball players with hands together and overlaid text "Adversarial to integrated: making environmental consenting a team sport"

The IES has published a new report with guidance on how to transform environmental consenting processes into 'a team sport', moving from an adversarial process towards an integrated one.

Read the report: 'Adversarial to integrated: how to make environmental consenting a team sport'.

Honor Puciato & Eirini Karagiann
December 2023

In the realm of emissions reporting, numerous frameworks cater to organisations' needs for disclosing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, an important gap persists - the absence of a structured framework for organisations to report on their air pollution emissions. Adding to this...


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