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Archived Publications 2009 - 2010

  • Energy and EHS in China

    Discussing Energy and EHS in China's Sichuan Province. Read more about the work going on there including two case studies relating to hydro power and the World Commission on Dams Compliance Review

    Impact Assessment and Planning
    China
    Power
  • An overview of EHS and Energy in Western China

    Arjen van Schaijk is the Regional Manager for ERM’s operations in Western China. Here he talks about EHS and Energy in the region.    

    Performance and Assurance
    China
    Power
  • Making remediation more sustainable – even if it means rethinking risk assessment

    As the contaminated land sector matures - along with the technologies that make remediation possible - it is also beginning to evolve, with sustainability and issues such as climate change impacts increasingly exercising the experts. The journey...

    Contaminated Site Management
  • Managing Resettlement Risks for Multinational Corporations In China

    Against a backdrop of increasing alignment between Chinese regulations and international expectations for land acquisition and resettlement, the frequency of resettlement disputes in China continues to gather pace, posing risks to both investors a...

    Impact Assessment and Planning
    China
  • Clean Air Act Primer

    The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires an unprecedented level of effort from both industry and government in all phases of air quality management. In fact, the CAA Amendments of 1990 are widely regarded as being among the most significant pieces of...

    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • China's History of Environmental Protection

    Read about China's history of environmental protection since The Environmental Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China  was passed in September 1979. 

    China
  • New Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) Water Disclosure Initiative

    The "CDP is committed to raising awareness and understanding of the business impacts of changing patterns of water availability and to facilitating a rational response to the challenges it poses from the investors, corporations and Governments". i...

  • The Economics of Transportation of CO2 in Common Carrier Network Pipeline Systems

    Large-scale Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) will require large-scale infrastructure to move CO2 from capture facility to storage formation. Significant resources will have to be dedicated in order to construct and operate a pipeline system.  Many...

    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • Health Effects Assessment Tool (HEAT): an Innovative Guide for HIA in Resource Development Projects

    ERM Co-Authors HIA Guidance Tool for Resource Development Projects. Hot off the press is the new Health Impact Assessment (HIA) guidance tool called Health Effects Assessment Tool (HEAT): an Innovative Guide for HIA in Resource Development Project...

    Impact Assessment and Planning
  • USEPA's final GHG Reporting Rule: Reproposed Subpart W

    EPA Proposes to Require Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems to Report GHG Emissions On March 22, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency amended the Greenhouse Gas Mandatory Reporting Rule by proposing new and extensive reporting requirements...

    United States
    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • ERM Financial Brochure

    From banking to private equity and industrial clients, we have over 35 years' experience in helping them to deal with their environmental due diligence issues around the world.  This ranges from traditional pre-acquisition and vendor due diligence...

    Transaction Services
  • HSE Risk Management: An overview of ERM’s capabilities

    The very nature of business means that organizations around the world take risks.  The real challenge is in managing them to the benefit of all stakeholders. Download this business guide to gain an overview of how ERM helps clients around the worl...

    Performance and Assurance
  • Climate Change Disclosures in Public Reporting

    Just-released SEC guidance regarding financial disclosures of climate risk marks an important development amidst growing scrutiny by investors and regulators. The SEC guidance presents new challenges for public corporations and compels companies t...

    United States
    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • Bringing Health and Safety to Life

    Bringing health and safety to life Bonnie Cheuk details how ERM is optimising its next-generation health and safety program - using the intranet, ‘Minerva’, as a platform and collaborative Web 2.0 tools to build success. Web 2.0 technologies are...

    Performance and Assurance
  • Energy Efficiency: Back to Basics

    The drive to reduce carbon emissions offers a fresh start for executives trying to make energy efficiency gains. With governments furiously legislating on climate change and setting steeper targets for reduction, improvements in energy efficiency...

    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • Carbon is the New Currency

    Carbon reduction has a value, whether within the business boundaries, through materials and energy efficiencies that effect the company’s trading position, or in leveraging opportunities that lie elsewhere in the supply chain.  Lower carbon...

    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • Managing your water sustainability: An ERM guide for business

    This ERM business guide is aimed at organisations wishing to ensure their water resource needs are managed sustainably. It offers insights into the importance of water within your operations and gives practical pointers on how you can make progres...

    United States
    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • GHG Reduction Targets and International Competition

    The COP15 negotiations in Copenhagen this December will attempt to set the course and agree on a basis for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions post-2012.  There are many complex issues to be resolved, but the most fundamental one is future...

    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • ERM business guide makes the case for product stewardship

    The product of the future will be low carbon, low energy, low waste – but high value. These are arguably some of the goals set out for all types of company in a new ERM business guide Adding value with sustainable products. The illustrated booklet...

    United Kingdom
    Performance and Assurance

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