Since its creation in 1974, World Environment Day (5 June) has been the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. More information at worldenvironmentday.global
Society for the Environment
The Coventry-based Society for the Environment is a major champion for World Environment Day and aims to further promote what it stands for. On 5th June 2017, to highlight the significance of this special day, the Society for the Environment invites environmental professionals as well as aspiring environmentalists to a free Conference kindly hosted by IMechE at One Birdcage Walk, London.
This is an opportunity for professionals to showcase environmental expertise and demonstrate the contribution being made to sustainability across industry sectors during a globally recognised initiative.
In addition, it offers aspiring environmentalists the opportunity to discuss the routes available to becoming a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) or Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech).
Together with its 24 Licensed Bodies, the Society is hosting this expert-led conference with an umbrella theme of ‘Innovation, Partnership and the Value of Nature’. This is an opportunity to discuss current issues and share expert knowledge with an audience from multiple sectors. A series of specialist speakers will provide insight into their respective fields, highlighting how their work is contributing to the underlying principles of World Environment Day.
- Prof Carolyn Roberts – Vice President of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES)
- Dougal Driver – Fellow of Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) and Vice Chair of the Society for the Environment
- David McHugh – Trustee of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)
- Dr Stephanie Wray – President of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental (CIEEM)
- Dr Peter Matthews CBE OBE – Former President of Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and Chair of Society for the Environment.
Chair of the Society and Chartered Environmentalist, Dr Peter Matthews CBE OBE said, “the Society believes that all registered environmental professionals are key to protecting the environment both locally and globally. World Environment Day is a driver for establishing collective opportunities between these experts, providing a platform to influence environmental management on a wider scale and a great opportunity to demonstrate commitment to the understanding that mankind cannot be green by regulation alone. However, when considering the continued impact that we have
on the environment across all sectors, the awareness of this highly pertinent UN initiative is still too low, which we aim to change.”
More Information and Registration
When: 13:00, 5 June 2017
Where: Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ
Contact: Tatum Matharu, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0345 337 2951