CIWEM's submission to the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Environmental Audit Committees on scrutiny of the Draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill 2018Read more
Climate Resilience and Extreme Events: CIWEM's recommendations for building a resilient society.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
28 August 2019Read more
Inspiring from @carla_denyer on journey to proposing 1st #climateemergency in Europe which led to so many (including us!) following suit - but declarations are just the first step, climate risk must be a factor in decision-making & decarbonisation is urgent.This is an emergency🚨 https://t.co/CizMY3GXC4
CIWEM’s Climate Change Network Chair, Adam Hosking of @JacobsConnects, leads the discussion on the potential of the #climateemergency movement to trigger action on #FutureFloodRisk as well as what we believe to be necessary to become carbon neutral https://t.co/ojmVuVK15g
Panellist @InnesThomson says that when planning for a resilient future, effective communication and positive language is important, as well as valuing the local knowledge in managing flood risk, against a backdrop of a comprehensive national strategy #FutureFloodRisk
To face the challenges caused by #climateemergency, we need to diversify our approaches, which means diversifying our workforce, says @JBAConsulting’s Hannah Coogan https://t.co/ZeLdhlGMN4
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.
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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