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  • Corporrate governance and reporting needs to build in sustainability considerations and greater transparency, says IEMA. Photograph: Cathy Yeulet/123RF

    IEMA seeks to put sustainability at heart of corporate governance

    Corporate governance reforms should be an opportunity to embed wider sustainability considerations into decision-making, says IEMA

  • Martin Griffiths, visiting professor at Cranfield University and independent water and environmental consultant

    Skills gap widens as need for water regulation grows

    Martin Griffiths: There is a steady decline in the number of professionals with much-needed environmental regulatory capability and skills but these are essential for effective industry regulation

  • Kenny Coventry, professor of psychological science and head of the School of Psychology, University of East Anglia

    Changing perceptions: belief and climate science

    Kenny Coventry: Psychological science can help understand public and political disengagement with climate science findings in a ‘post-truth’ world and help scientists reach their target audience

  • Richard Hurford: excellent prospects for sustainability consultants

    A bright future

    Who doesn’t want to save money while helping the environment? Richard Hurford, consultant at Schneider Electric, tells Paul Hatchwell about why he sees a positive future for energy and sustainability consultancy

  • Almost all EDR participants opted for energy-efficient lighting measures despite BEIS widening eligibility criteria. Photograph: Kostic Dusan/123RF

    Electricity demand reduction trial gives mixed results  

    Interim results of the government’s electricity demand reduction pilot suggest it has accelerated planned investment, but participation has been modest

  • Dr Liz Goodwin OBE, intended nominee for LWARB chair, will bring a wealth of experience in waste, recycling and sustainability to the role. Photo: Liz Goodwin

    Liz Goodwin to head London Waste and Recycling Board

    Dr Liz Goodwin is London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s high profile intended appointee as new chair of LWARB

  • Fining offenders may be more cost-effective than prosecuting them. Photograph: Brian Robert Marshall

    Calls to get tough on waste crime

    A spike in prosecutions following a temporary funding boost has highlighted the difficulty the Environment Agency faces in fighting criminal activity that costs the UK more than £560m a year. Conor McGlone reports

  • Over the last three years more properties have fallen into flood risk categories. Photograph: Olan/123RF

    Technical flood risk management guidance updated

    Guidance for flood risk managers needing to identify and manage uncertainty in their assessments and defence designs has been updated

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