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  • WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Introduces Science-Based

    WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Introduces Science-Based

    WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization, has released a guide introducing the science-based approach for setting greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets. The new guide is a primer on setting GHG ...

  • Our top tips to retailers to improve environmental efficiency

    Our top tips to retailers to improve environmental efficiency

    Waste Management Improve landfill diversion rates and reduce costs with rising landfill tax and waste management costs: Contact suppliers or head office to improve waste management by reducing the amount of packaging used or implementing take ...

    Emma Bollan

  • White paper with microsoft on benefits of carbon footprinting

    White paper with microsoft on benefits of carbon footprinting

    INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENTThe Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector is predicted to have an 8.7% share of the global GDP by 20201 and will play an increasingly significant role in the way people ...

    Chris Kral

  • Due diligence: changes to us accounting standards

    Due diligence: changes to us accounting standards

    Recent changes in US accounting standards are profoundly affecting environmental due diligence requirements. The new standards require that broader assumptions be incorporated into the valuation of environmental liabilities and could change many ...

    John Black

  • Controlling waste produced by shopping centres at christmas

    Controlling waste produced by shopping centres at christmas

    Approximately 6000 tonnes of waste will be produced by the UK’s 5 newest shopping centres over the Christmas shopping season – enough to fill 2.4 Olympic sized swimming pools. Research published by WSP Environment & Energy, using average shopping ...

  • WSP’s comment on EU announcement on carbon plans

    WSP’s comment on EU announcement on carbon plans

    The EU is expected to end the free allocation of some emission certificates for energy companies, in an attempt to cut greenhouse gases by 20 per cent by 2020 compared with 1990 levels. Although some eastern European companies that depend on coal ...

    Chris Stubbs

  • Safety: mischief, mishap or mayhem

    Safety: mischief, mishap or mayhem

    Over the past decade there have been numerous organisational disasters that have caught the attention of the public, no more so than the recent disaster involving the Russian Submarine Nerpa in which 20 people died as result of a Freon gas release. ...

  • The UK carbon reduction commitment explained

    The UK carbon reduction commitment explained

    The UK CRC could impact 5,000 companies across the UK, from hotels, to banks, property companies and local authorities. We explain how to know if you"re included and how to prepare.

    Chris Stubbs

  • Carbon reduction commitment - the presentation

    Carbon reduction commitment - the presentation

    The UK CRC could impact 5,000 companies across the UK, from hotels, to banks, property companies and local authorities. We held a series of events up and down the UK recently. Here"s a copy of that presentation.

  • World leaders are to meet in copenhagen - what are the big issues?

    World leaders are to meet in copenhagen - what are the big issues?

    The April 2009 meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – the body overseeing global climate negotiations – ran over eleven days, with thousands of pages of proposals reviewed. Many are not exactly bed time ...

    Kyoto, Bali, Nairobi, Poznan, Bonn, Bangkok, Copenhagen

  • Managing environmental risk and compliance: facility decommissioning

    Managing environmental risk and compliance: facility decommissioning

    While most companies are familiar with the regulatory requirements that must be managed when opening or operating a commercial or industrial facility; the regulatory requirements which need to be met when closing a facility are less commonly known. ...

    Frank Giles

  • Developing green waterfronts

    Developing green waterfronts

    Developing, extending, reconfiguring and managing marinas to today’s high standards can be a complex matter requiring a wide range of design, technical and environmental input. To ensure a successful planning application, a sound design, legal ...

  • WSP analyse marmot review on planning healthy communities in the UK

    WSP analyse marmot review on planning healthy communities in the UK

    The ‘Strategic Review of Health Inequalities in England post 2010 – Fair Society, Healthy Lives (The Marmot Review)’ was published on 11th February 2010. There are some key messages that have come out of this review: Doing nothing is not an ...

    Mark Elton

  • How can you earn from renewable energy if you have land or property?

    How can you earn from renewable energy if you have land or property?

    Attention Land and Property owners! The Feed-in Tariff scheme now makes small-to-medium scale renewable projects commercially viable. Read our update to understand how you can benefit from the scheme which looks set to transform the uptake of ...

  • New mandatory acoustic testing in UK schools

    New mandatory acoustic testing in UK schools

    As a result of campaigning by the National Deaf Children’s Society,The Department for Children, Schools and Families, has recently announced a set of guidelines to improve acoustics in schools in England and Wales. Whilst acoustic standards in ...

    Emma Greenland

  • The copenhagen accord - what does it mean?

    The copenhagen accord - what does it mean?

    Two weeks of chaotic, and confusing haggling at December’s COP15 produced The Copenhagen Accord – a lastminute agreement between the vast majority of the countries present. It could have been more – “I can’t hide mydisappointment” Gordon Brown noted ...

  • Accelerating the move to a low water economy

    Accelerating the move to a low water economy

    Carry out even a small amount of research into global water scarcity and the statistics can be unnerving. The UN estimates that 2.7 billion people will face water scarcity by 2025, and with climate change accelerating higher salinity levels in a ...

    Andrew Noone

  • Opinions on a low carbon future - a research study

    Opinions on a low carbon future - a research study

    In our experience, people find it difficult to fully understand the impacts of climate change and what it will mean to live a more sustainable life. This research study certainly bears this out. 45% of respondents state that they don’t understand ...

    Stuart McLachlan

  • Real estate sustainability

    Real estate sustainability

    Under the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), all organisations using more than 6,000MWh of half-hourly metered electricity will be participants in CRC unless those supplies are already covered by Climate Change Agreements. Are you affected? What is ...

  • Carbon reduction commitment, display energy certificates & the NHS

    Carbon reduction commitment, display energy certificates & the NHS

    WSP Environment & Energy is a global consultancy providing advice on all aspects of environmental, energy, sustainability, climate change, and business risk issues. Few consultancies offer our breadth of expertise. It ranges from remediation of ...