We live on a planet with finite resources. If current rates of consumption continue, the global economy will require 180 billion tonnes of natural resources by 2050, or more than twice the level of 2017.Read more
We work through a range of Special Interest Groups and Networks to harness the strong technical expertise of our members, ensuring that we deliver high quality, timely research, reports, advice and guidance on a wide range of environmental issues.
We proactively inform policy development and change via our Policy Position Statements and more detailed technical and policy reports, bringing impartiality and evidence together for environmental benefit. Browse the topic links below to view our policy work in these areas.
We also make constructive responses to public consultations and parliamentary committee inquiries, providing professional input into the decision-making process.View consultation and inquiry responses
Weight-based targets often miss the most resource intensive products and raw materials. We’re pleased that the new #Resources & #Waste Strategy commits to exploring a move away from them and towards smarter impact-based metrics https://t.co/RVOEW6okyJ #resourceefficiency https://t.co/vJ08O6vEke
Resource efficient design, action on #microplastics, encouraging eco-design and moving towards a #CircularEconomy - just a few welcome measures in the new #Resources and #Waste Strategy https://t.co/2Pn5C3xZ1p #resourceefficiency https://t.co/HiaM1E9ZWT
We called for a focus on upstream measures to deliver #resourceefficiency through Extended Producer Responsibility and @DefraGovUK delivered - we're pleased to see EPR feature heavily in the new #Resources and #Waste Strategy https://t.co/oqPqWn6pij #CircularEconomy #EPR https://t.co/7bJUkfsQJZ
ICYMI at the weekend, the #KatowiceRulebook to deliver the #ParisAgreement goals of limiting global temperature rises to below 2 degrees was finalised at #COP24 https://t.co/Bq5JEsftw2 #climatechange #mitigation
Parliamentary Committees and All Party Parliamentary Groups play a key role in scrutinising, evaluating and influencing government policy. Our active involvement with these groups helps us to ensure that an integrated approach to environmental, social and cultural issues is maintained throughout Government policy. Increasing CIWEM’s profile among parliamentarians, departments, committees, think tanks and groups help us to achieve this. Actively engaging with parliamentarians is vital to the ability of CIWEM to influence decision makers and promote policy and regulation which is effective in driving sustainability.
If you’d like to get involved in any of our policy and technical work there are many opportunities to join a community related to your area of expertise.
For further information please contact Alastair Chisholm, Director of Policy: Alastair.email@example.com
The most important thing we can do is listen to the experts... We do not use CIWEM enough; its 10,000 real experts are at the beck and call of the Government, the Opposition, companies and local authorities.
Rt Hon Richard Benyon MP