Influencing Policy

Through our policy work, we aim to be a powerful voice for our members in influencing nature conservation legislation, policy and practice in the UK, Ireland and Europe.

We accomplish this by:

  • Responding to consultations.
  • Meeting with and writing to decision-makers.
  • Releasing position papers.
  • Setting up dedicated policy working groups for England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland (including Republic of Ireland).
  • We also have a Strategic Policy Panel who mainly focus on overarching and proactive policy engagement.

Please use the navigation for more information on our policy activities. You can view our Position Statements on a variety of environmental topics in the Resource Hub.

The infographics below provide just a snapshot of the ways in which we influenced nature conservation and environmental legislation, policy and practice across the UK and Ireland in 2023! These are published at the end of each year.

If you are interested in getting involved in policy activities at CIEEM, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.


Get involved in CIEEM policy activities