The IPCC report is a devastating read – an increase in global surface temperature, melting glaciers, rising sea levels and more. All changes and observations that are attributable to human-driven climate change and we are running out of time to put things right.

IEMA believes that in order to have any chance of tackling climate change, we must focus on delivering a truly green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, utilising skills and investing in people and infrastructure in a more environmentally sustainable way. To do this we need a Green Skills and Jobs Strategy, that can enable all sectors of the economy to go greener.

IEMA has also developed a greenhouse gas management hierarchy, specifically aimed at businesses and organisations to manage their emissions effectively and we urge this to be used across the UK economy in order to put us on the right path to net zero emissions by 2050.

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Sarah Mukherjee MBE


Sarah Mukherjee MBE is the CEO of IEMA. Previously Sarah was the BBC’s Environment correspondent, presenting on national and international BBC radio and television, winning awards across the world. After leaving the corporation, she held leadership roles in various sectors including utilities and agriculture. Sarah was a panel member for the National Parks Review and the Glover Review and also sat on the National Food Strategy Advisory Panel. She is co-chair of the Natural England Landscape Advisory Panel as well as Non-executive Director on the Board of the Environment Agency. In 2021 Sarah was awarded an MBE for her services to agriculture and farmer well-being.

Since joining IEMA Sarah has been instrumental in implementing a Diverse Sustainability Initiative (DSI) strategy.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys martial arts, has been a 'Campaign for Real Ale' judge, as well as a rugby reporter.


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