RELX Group has an environmental footprint – our impact on the environment in producing our products and services in areas such as carbon emissions, energy and water usage. But arguably bigger and more important is how our growing portfolio of environmental products and services spread good practice, encourage debate and aid researchers and decision makers.
The most recent results from the independent Market Analysis System show our share of citations in environmental science represented 39% of the total market and 74% in energy and fuels.
Scientific, Technical & Medical
In 2015, Elsevier published 400,000 articles and launched 73 new journal titles, further expanding the scientific record. New in 2015 were: Energy Storage Materials launched in July at the Carbon 2015 conference in Dresden, Germany, an international multidisciplinary forum for communicating scientific and technological advances in materials for thermal, electrochemical, magnetic and mechanical energy storage; Resource-Efficient Technologies which features research and review articles, commentaries and book reviews related to sustainable and resource-efficient technologies; and Water Science and Engineering, focusing on new concepts and techniques related to water resources, ecology and management.
Risk & Business Analytics
In 2015, Risk & Business Analytics’ New Scientist reported on climate issues throughout the year and four times as a cover story. Risk & Business Analytics was selected by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) to help develop and manage its flood risk and exposure assessment initiative. As a result of record flood losses in 2013, and the increasing threat of climate change, IBC is working to quantify the extent of flood risk and exposure in Canada. The goal is to help IBC, its members and government stakeholders understand the industry’s role in mitigating flood risk through the creation of a national flood programme. Risk & Business Analytics is developing a new set of flood hazard maps and property-level exposure data using Map View, its risk assessment and exposure management technology. It will enable IBC to quickly perform advanced analytics and reporting against millions of data points.
LexisNexis Legal & Professional’s LexisPSL Environment helps customers spot environmental liabilities, understand the commercial implications of environmental law and stay on top of trends with a daily news feeds on cases, legislation and consultations. In the year, they also published, among other environmental content, Tolley’s Environmental Law and Procedures Management, covering environmental compliance, policy and audit planning; Environmental Law Practice Guide covering the spectrum of US federal and state environmental law; and Environmental Law in New York, a monthly digital newsletter on New York environmental statutes, regulations, court decisions and administrative rulings.
Reed Exhibitions organised 30 conferences and trade fairs on the environment, such as EcoWASTE, which showcased next-generation waste management and recycling solutions at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in January 2015. It attracted 50 local and international companies along with 2,000 buyers and specialists from the waste management and recycling sectors. The event also featured a ceremony to honour the winners of the 2nd Tadweer Environment Awareness Award for Schools and Universities, with awards in 12 categories for students from elementary, intermediate and secondary schools as well as public and private universities. There were also workshops for children to highlight the importance of public hygiene, environmental safety and the importance of waste segregation.