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
Our assessment of the Resources & Waste Strategy for England. After Brexit, Defra will become directly responsible for resources and waste policy.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
We’ve responded to Defra’s consultation on #ConservationCovenants. Securing environmental benefit is a long-term endeavor that needs a long-term mechanism. Read our blog for @CIWEM's take on how #conservation covenants should be introduced. https://t.co/NBE66ANYmq … https://t.co/y6SsCpauQj
RT @CommonsEFRA: We are launching an inquiry into coastal flooding and adaptation to climate change Find our terms of reference, follow ou…
RT @CommonsEFRA: “We are not going to run out of water by 2050 because we will take action” @theresecoffey tells @CommonsEFRA and @neil_pa…
RT @Sarah_Policy: National #Drought Group summary "The recent rain has helped but it is not enough to replenish #groundwater back to a nor…
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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Rt Hon Richard Benyon MP