From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES

Robert Ashcroft
November 2017

It's been a busy few weeks for the Government, setting out the Autumn Budget and launching a new Industrial Strategy, whilst attempting to address the technical and political complexities of withdrawal from the European Union. Taking a temporary break from Brexit, our Policy...

Julie Hill
November 2017

Over the past few years numerous campaigns have attempted to reduce our reliance on plastic.  Recently attention has moved from supermarket plastic bags to drink straws and bottle manufacturers.  

But has plastic been unfairly demonised? Might bio-derived, biodegradable...

Adam Donnan
October 2017

Over the past 12 months, the IES has been developing a new strategy which will guide the organisation over the next three years. In a series of blogs, IES CEO Adam Donnan explains the thinking behind the strategy and how it will change the work of the Institution.

Much has been made...

Chloe Fletcher
October 2017

The words ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion’ are becoming increasingly commonplace, with the intent of eliminating discrimination and inequality in the workplace and society at large. But, what do these words really mean? How does the IES interpret them?

The IES defines diversity as all the...

Lucy Erickson
October 2017

environmental SCIENTIST | Science without borders | September 2017

The health of the ocean is inextricably linked to human wellbeing, and fisheries are vital for food security, livelihoods and the sustainable development of billions of people worldwide. In 2014,...

Vicki Hird
August 2017

Since the vote to leave the EU in 2016 the future of UK farming has been uncertain, compounded by the repeated delays to the publication of Defra's 25-year plan. 

As farmers' await clarity over the changes to farming subsidies, Vicki Hird discusses options for supporting...


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