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


Martin Baxter is Deputy CEO at the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). He works in the UK and internationally to accelerate the transition to a sustainable future and support people in the development of sustainability skills and green careers.

Martin has national and international experience in developing and negotiating global and European environmental management standards and developing capacity for effective and widespread implementation. Martin heads the UK delegation to the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) on environmental management and chairs the ISO environmental management systems committee of ~100 countries. He is also vice-chair of the European Standards CEN/CENELEC Strategic Advisory Body on the Environment.

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


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