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Prince Charles Honorary Fellow of the Society for the Environment presentation

Our history

2024 marked 20 years since we achieved our Royal Charter. As part of this landmark occasion, we thought we'd put together our history of key events, whilst always keeping our focus on the future.

Where it all began | 1990 - 2009

Featured highlight | The first Chartered Environmentalists

In September 2004, following the awarding of our Royal Charter, we confirmed the first "batch" of Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) professionals. The 65 individuals were externally verified to have met the key CEnv competences at the time. This photo was taken during an awards ceremony to celebrate their landmark certifications. Find out more in the sections above.

2010 - 2019

Featured highlight | A Royal Honorary Fellow - HRH Prince of Wales

In December 2013, we presented HRH The Prince of Wales with his Honorary Fellowship of the Society for the Environment (HonFSE) certificate. His Majesty was awarded HonFSE in recognition as an outstanding ambassador for environmental matters across many disciplines and across the world. The event was a career highlight for all those involved. Pictured is Prof. Carolyn Roberts CEnv talking with Prince Charles HonFSE. Find out more about our Honorary Fellows using this handy link:

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