The environment sector is one of the least ethnically diverse sectors in the UK. In order to understand and address this issue, it is crucial that we take a systemic approach to improving diversity through action at multiple levels.
This event featured perspectives on how we can support improved ethnic diversity in environmental science research, the role of different routes into the sector in improving diversity and how professional bodies can support environmental professionals in this space.
This panel discussion was part of the IES's Future of ES23 horizon scanning and foresight project, bringing together environmental experts to reflect on the future of the environmental sciences. This event was been organised as part of the 'The Workforce' theme.
Other ways you can get involved include:
- Sign up to our upcoming events for the project as they are announced
- Let us know your perspective by contributing a blog or analysis piece for the IES website
- Get in touch to find out more about the project and explore ways you can collaborate
- Find out more about our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Plan 2023 - 2026