IEMA's Director of Policy and External Affairs Martin Baxter has been invited to give evidence before the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) on 3rd Feb, putting forward IEMA's response to the EAC's inquiry into green jobs. The submission puts forward the case for the development of a “Green Jobs and Skills Strategy” to enable the UK’s economy to transition to an environmentally sustainable model of operation over the long-term, including the 2050 net-zero GHG emissions target.

'IEMA is supportive of the Government’s overall intention to create 2 million green jobs by 2030 and
welcomes the Committee’s inquiry into how this can help tackle unemployment arising from theCOVID-19 pandemic, and the skills and training needs to achieve the UK’s long-term climate andenvironmental goals.The transition to net zero emissions by 2050, while at the same time restoring the UK’s naturalenvironment, tackling the plastics crisis and developing resilience to climate change, will requiresignificant change across the whole of society and the economy.'
Martin Baxter, Director of Policy and External Affairs, Deputy CEO

Read our submission here.
You can view all written submissions on the UK Parliament website here.

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Martin Baxter FIEMA, CEnv

Executive Director - Director of Policy & External Affairs, IEMA

Martin works in the UK and internationally to support the transition to a low carbon, resource efficient and sustainable economy.

Martin leads IEMA’s policy and external engagement activity with government and business. A strategic thinker with the capability to lead and influence others, he has national and international experience in developing and negotiating global and European standards and developing capacity for effective and widespread implementation. Martin is head of the UK delegation to the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) on environmental management and chairs the ISO environmental management systems committee of ~100 countries.

Martin has experience of networking and communicating at all levels – including with senior parliamentarians, Government officials, business leaders and academia. He is an acknowledged expert on environmental management and a regular spokesperson on corporate sustainability.

Martin is a Board member of IEMA and the Society for the Environment (SocEnv).