A focal point for developing policy
A new online environmental policy "horizon scanning" hub will be available to IEMA members from the end of January. It will also generate a monthly policy update in the IEMA news pages of the environmentalist.
During 2012, the Institute and its members contributed to the development of environment policy in a number of areas including green jobs and skills; the ongoing review of ISO 14001; the introduction of mandatory greenhouse-gas reporting; changes to the EU Directive on environmental impact assessment; and the simplification of the carbon reduction commitment energy efficiency scheme.
The new policy hub will feature regular updates on need-to-know developments across the Institute’s eight main areas of policy focus:
- Skills and the sustainable economy.
- Environmental governance.
- Environmental management.
- Impact assessment.
- Climate change and energy.
- Biodiversity and ecosystems.
The content will be driven by the ongoing and high-level horizon scanning work carried out by IEMA’s three policy and practice experts – Martin Baxter, Nick Blyth and Josh Fothergill.
Each of the eight sections in the hub will be developed to include glossaries, relevant factsheets and practitioner notes, as well as links to further reading, new legislation and other recent developments in the area.
The pages will also feature IEMA’s presence in the media commenting on policy and practice issues. The hub aims to provide members with a convenient platform to access materials and updates important for their role.
Areas of the hub will be available to members only, requiring all visitors to sign into iema.net to access the content.
A link to the hub will be available on the iema.net homepage.
Activity from the hub will be featured in a monthly article in the IEMA section of the environmentalist and a short update will be sent direct to members’ via email in the refreshed Downloaded, providing you with multiple opportunities to stay up to date on IEMA’s environmental policy activity.
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