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3rd April 2020


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Social and community news from IEMA.

New Zealand: Auckland networking event

On Thursday 20 February, IEMA New Zealand hosted its first monthly networking event, inviting local members to enjoy a social evening with like-minded individuals, share workplace challenges and ideas, and build their network. A total of 28 people attended, with great discussions and lots of positive energy and feedback; several younger attendees asked questions about joining IEMA.

The plan is to hold these IEMA New Zealand Region networking events on alternate months in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Next month's event will be in Wellington, with the following month taking place in Christchurch, before the event comes back to Auckland in May.

Adam Weller, Chair of IEMA-NZ

Dates For Your Diary

21 April Circular economy in practice: Circular Public Procurement – case study on Sweden

With procurement featuring among IEMA's list of core ingredients in the transformation to sustainability, we explore how a circular approach to public procurement can be a potential key driver for a transition to a circular economy. Join us for an insight on a Swedish multi-stakeholder project considering the implementation of circular public procurement. The webinar is suitable for anyone working in procurement and sustainability.

To register, go to bit.ly/2UtAdCK

23 April

Pledge to Net Zero: A Guide to Setting a Science-based Target

The UK government has committed to bring GHG emissions to net-zero by 2050, and the environmental sector must lead. This is where Pledge to Net Zero comes in, the UK's industry commitment requiring signatories to tackle greenhouse gas emissions within their organisations via science-based targets. Our first webinar dealt with how to make the pledge. For our second webinar we put the spotlight on three organisations that have made the pledge, exploring the steps they have taken. Special insight is provided by AECOM, LUC and Tony Gee and Partners LLP.

To register, go to bit.ly/2UBoy4W

12 May

Environmental management: Update on environmental management systems standards

Following on from Environmental Management 101, IEMA chief policy advisor Martin Baxter hosts this second webinar in the 2020 environmental management webinar series. It will focus on environmental management systems standards.

For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2QFVgkd

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