A Stronger Voice For Ecologists and Environmental Managers

One of our main activities at CIEEM is to be an influential voice for the sector by advising governments on policy and practice in relation to management of the natural environment. To do this we draw on the expertise and evidence provided by you, our members, at the forefront of the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis.

Since the launch of our Country Policy Groups in 2018, we have considerably expanded our policy activities across the devolved UK nations and Ireland, increasing our chances to shape policy and opportunities to protect the incredible biodiversity of our planet by influencing and informing the decision-makers that matter most.

The infographics below provide just a snapshot of the ways in which we influenced nature conservation legislation, policy and practice in 2020 and we have already carried this momentum into 2021!

But we want to raise our voice and shape policy even more, which is why we are recruiting more experts to our Country Policy Groups. This is our opportunity to influence the UK and Irish governments and decision-makers with evidence-based advice and recommendations.

As a Country Policy Group member, we ask that you:

  • Review and comment on consultation responses that are relevant to your expertise.
  • Keep an eye out for opportunities for policy engagement.
  • Input into the development and production of Country Policy Group projects. These include, but are not limited to, advice notes, briefings, position statements and events.
  • Where possible, help with gathering contacts and setting up meetings to communicate our policy positions and build relationships.

Applications are open to CIEEM members at all grades. If you’re interested in joining us, please send a brief biography, your policy experience and interests to policy@cieem.net by the end of the day on Friday 26 March 2021. Please also get in touch if you have any questions. Places are limited so all applications will be reviewed by existing Policy Group members at their April meetings. For more information on our policy work, please visit our Influencing Policy web pages.