Skills & CPD
Sustainability and environmental professionals operate in careers and roles that demand highly developed skills, knowledge and behaviours. Together we can refer to these abilities as competencies. IEMA supports the development and recognition of competencies through education and training on the one hand, and through professional membership and registers on the other. IEMA’s training, guidance, webinars, events and online materials provide a wealth of ongoing continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities for members to advance and maintain their competencies. The IEMA membership levels, along with the requirements for Chartered Environmentalists, and Auditor and EIA Practitioner Registers are all aligned to, and benchmarked against, defined competency requirements. The achievement of these various professional memberships and registrations demonstrates that an individual has independently been verified as achieving a high professional standard.
Skills & CPD articles
UK heading for green skills shortage, business leaders warn
Most UK business leaders believe the country is facing a green skills shortage, with many struggling to find the new staff they need, a survey has found.
IEMA is delighted to announce that our membership has grown to more than 20,000 professionals working in environment and sustainability roles. This is a 30% growth since 2020, making IEMA one of the largest membership organisations within the sector.
UK businesses helping to deliver net-zero emissions across the country are contributing £71bn in Gross Value Added (GVA) to the economy, which is more than twice the contribution of the energy sector.
New green industries could be worth more than $10trn (£8.2trn) to the global economy by 2050, which would be equivalent to over 5% of the world’s GDP that year, a new report claims.
Sectors that are vital for decarbonising the UK’s economy are struggling to appeal to students, a survey of 4,000 16-23-year-olds has found.
IEMA can now provide more businesses with environmental and sustainability training that is 100% funded by the Welsh government after a salary cap was lifted.
Tom Pashby reflects on the feelings of pessimism experienced by many within the climate movement