As a professional body, the IES represents the voices of environmental professionals in environmental policy, sharing insights from the front lines of working with the environment. The IES promotes and raises public awareness of environmental science by supporting professional scientists and academics, as well as by directly engaging with decision-makers and policy organisations like the UNFCCC.
Each year, the IES creates a Policy Programme to help guide its work to represent the voice of science, scientists, and the natural world in policy. To ensure that we prioritise the issues that matter most to IES members, we our calling for suggestions from members and our communities on the policy areas that we should explore in 2023.
What are some of the topics IES policy work addressed in 2022?
- Climate change
- Education for sustainability
- Environmental governance and regulation
- Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
- Environmental risk
- Land condition
- Marine environment
- Soil health
- Systems thinking
- Waste and resources
Get in touch with your suggestions on what policy areas the IES should prioritise in 2023.
If you want to support the IES’s work to promote science-led policy, you can become an Affiliate, or if you are an environmental professional working with science, consider becoming an IES member today.