From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES
Behaviour change interventions have so far had surprisingly limited success in motivating wider society into taking positive environmental actions. Despite constant bombardment of messages regarding melting ice caps, drowning polar bears and exceptional droughts, a significant majority of the...
Urban areas have become a place of growing focus for the mitigation of climate change, and cities all over the world are increasingly engaging and acting where nations are failing to. As complex systems and places of concentrated consumption, urban areas are acknowledged to have a significant...
This technical note seeks to examine the current UK legislative landscape within which the local authority air quality management duties reside.
In the UK Local Authorities have a statutory duty for the management of local air quality (Part IV of the Environment Act 1995 - Part III of...
The current Zeitgeist of sustainability has pushed the role of the ‘ethical designer’ into the forefront of industry. Design is about improving the life of the end user. The decisions we make in the early stages of the design process will affect the way people interact with the world around them...
What is nature worth? What is water worth? Is trying to answer this question simply ‘putting a price on nature’, thereby supporting its subversion to the perversities of a broken economic system?
In the ‘old world view’, or in other words the...
The ODA and LOCOG set themselves tough sustainability targets for the delivery of Games. These infographics demonstrate how far they got in achieving those targets.
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For the February 2013 edition of the IES journal we interviewed Richard Jackson, Sustainability Manager at the ODA, and Shaun McCarthy, Chair of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 about energy, carbon and waste throughout the delivery of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games....
The investigation into Part 2a of the Environmental Protection Act has thrown up a number of different viewpoints on the reasons for the apparent non-uniformity of designation across the UK. The IES has received technical opinions from Justin Taberham, Technical Policy Director at CIWEM...
Getting to the heart of an issue
On these pages our authors, graphic designers and scientists provide in depth analysis of news stories, topical issues and emerging science.
A wide range of analysis will appear on this page, but two of our main themes for 2013 will be:
- The efficacy of environmental legislation and regulation; and
- Open data and big data - its impact, applications and how it is changing science.
If you feel you can contribute to these themes, please get in touch.
- New poll on our website: What do you think the impact on the environment would be were the UK to leave the EU? Vote @ http://t.co/9Qirb0mIK2 — 6 weeks 13 hours ago
- Vehicle emissions – what’s new for air quality management? IAQM event in York on 24th June #airquality http://t.co/LRQlWcMW7V — 6 weeks 13 hours ago
- New blog from the IES' graphic designer explaining the role of the ethical designer: http://t.co/Ot0j9ptoyW — 6 weeks 5 days ago
- Wish we could have included this in our forthcoming journal but it is a few days too late: http://t.co/Ac5F1UDfyD. Big result #airquality — 6 weeks 6 days ago
- @StealthMountain We did indeed. Thanks for pointing that out! — 7 weeks 2 days ago
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