What's new?

All sections are reviewed biannually by expert authors. The major section updates are below.

The circular economy

The EU circular economy strategy page has been updated to reflect recent policy developments, while there are other minor revisions and updates throughout this section.

Climate change: adaptation and mitigation

Updates to the Increasing climate awareness page reflect recent developments, including the outcomes from COP27 in Egypt. What do ‘mitigation’ and ‘adaptation’ mean? now makes reference to new IEMA guidance, and Operational stage: reducing emissions covers the 2022 uplift to Part L of the Building Regulations.

ISO 14001 and environmental management systems

There is a brief update on the status of The ISO 14001 standard, with other minor revisions and updates throughout the section.

ISO 50001 and energy management

New material on What is ESOS? details the UK government’s proposed changes to strengthen the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme. Other revisions and updates have been made throughout the section.

RICS initiatives


See iConsult to review the latest RICS consultation drafts.

This page was last updated March 2023.