Environment Careers Advice
Welcome to IEMA's Environmental Careers Portal
Increasing environmental and resource constraints as well as many high-profile Government agendas mean that environmental roles are taking centre-stage in tackling climate change.
Some of the key factors contributing towards the challenges include;
- The UK is committed to a low carbon economy and to achieving an 80% reduction in GHG emissions by 2050
- The rising cost of energy, security of supply and concerns around long term availability;
- Increased cost of raw materials such as wheat and cotton, which are driving up the price of food and clothing;
- Water scarcity and how it is affecting local populations, the production of local and global supplies of food such as potatoes and manufactured drinks;
- Extreme weather and geological events and how these impact on the lives of people and business operations. For example flooding in Gloucestershire in 2007 risked the electricity supply for the whole region as the local electricity substation almost became subsumed under flood water
- Rising scarcity of natural resources and their access to them, for example rare earth metals used in the production of mobile phones.
All organisations are being encouraged to recruit professionally skilled and knowledgeable environmental practitioners to ensure they are prepared for these challenges and that they continue to meet the current environmental standards, laws and legislation surrounding many business activities.
IEMA's Access Environment provides a wide range of information for individuals looking to work in environmental roles, developing skills and knowledge, and moving on to senior positions.
Advice on CVs, interviews, work experience and the benefits of networking are included in our Supporting Information section for all visitors.
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