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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 green jobs set to offer better salaries than high-carbon roles

New jobs that help drive the UK towards net-zero emissions are set to offer salaries that are almost one-third higher than those in carbon-intensive industries, research suggests.

5th July 2021

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New measures will require UK businesses to commit to net-zero emissions by 2050 and publish credible carbon reduction plans before they can bid for major government contracts.

7th June 2021

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The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) has today been launched to support financial institutions and corporates in assessing and managing emerging risks and opportunities as the world looks to reverse biodiversity loss.

4th June 2021

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The UK government's investment plans for green jobs lag far behind those of most G7 countries, potentially undermining its net-zero emissions target, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has warned.

2nd June 2021

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Daisy Lavington shares the main talking points of a recent webinar concerning changing employment patterns in a post-COVID-19 world

28th May 2021

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Ben Kite talks to Chris Seekings about how the UK’s skills gap threatens to undermine the country’s environmental ambitions

28th May 2021

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At the end of March, the IEMA Working Group on Environmental Auditing launched The Value of Environmental Auditing: an IEMA Senior Management Briefing.

28th May 2021

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Nearly half of workers would accept a lower salary to work for an organisation that is socially and environmentally responsible, a survey of over 14,000 consumers in nine countries has uncovered.

22nd April 2021

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How can an environmental management system structure deliver savings and embed learning across a range of organisations? Geraldine Boylan investigates.

6th December 2010

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