Judy Ling Wong, Karen Devine and Ethny Childs
August 2023

Supporting ethnic diversity in the environment sector

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.

How can I get involved?
If you want to support the work of the IES to shape the future of the environmental sciences, consider becoming a professional member of the IES or join as an affiliate.

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