Biodiversity net gain: the new mandatory system

13 August 2019

In March 2019 the Government announced that, through the new Environment Bill, biodiversity net gain (BNG) would be made mandatory for all new developments in England. Caroline Hand explains how the system will work.

How green is the new Government?

8 August 2019

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is committed to a net zero emissions target by 2050. But is the new Government committed to supporting business and environment? In this article, John Barwise assesses the green credentials of some of the key cabinet appointments.

How to encourage active commuting

6 August 2019

It’s Cycle to Work Day this week. Laura King looks at options for encouraging active commuting in your organisation.

Heathrow — more flying, less carbon?

30 July 2019

Building a third Heathrow airport runway seems to fly in the face of the UK’s ambitious new net-zero by 2050 emission policy. But the Government is also planning a radical overhaul of aviation. Coupled with new technologies will this make flight sustainable? Jon Herbert reports.

Integrating an Energy Management System with an Environmental Management System

23 July 2019

In this article Alan Field explores the implications of implementing an Energy Management System and integrating it, to a greater or lesser extent, with an Environmental Management System. Whilst for some organisations the minimisation of energy is not a key part of their EMS, this article explains why this is something that might be reconsidered to their advantage.