From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES

Robert Ashcroft
Discussion paper
April 2015

As the 7th May draws closer, the General Election campaign is nearing its end. However, so far it seems that we've heard relatively little from the prospective candidates and party leaders about their environmental policies. Environmental issues have generally been eclipsed in debate by the...

Dustin Benton and Jonny Hazell
Article
April 2015

environmental SCIENTIST | New materials and the circular economy | March 2015


The circular economy has become a hot topic for business leaders in Europe over the last three years. Spurred by a resource price shock following the financial crisis, many companies are...

Robert Ashcroft
Discussion paper
February 2015

In the last of our series of factsheets on energy generation technologies we look at solar photovoltaics (PV).


Although there are some exceptions, solar energy generation is fairly uncontroversial in the UK. Nevertheless, despite the widely recognised need to increase the proportion of...

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...

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)...

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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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