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Environmental Policy Forum (EPF)

The Environmental Policy Forum (EPF) is a network of UK environmental professional bodies promoting environmental sustainability and resilience for the public benefit.

The EPF’s member bodies collaboratively act on political developments to ensure that environmental sustainability is high on policy agendas. They have a collective membership of around 70,000 environmental professionals, many of whom are individually chartered in environmental practice, science and engineering disciplines.The EPF is Chaired by Will Pope of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES), with the  Society for the Environment acting as Forum Secretariat. 

The following organisations make up the EPF: 


  Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) 


  Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)  


  Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) 


  Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)  


  Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)  


  Institute of Fisheries Management (IFM)  


  Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)  


  Landscape Institute (LI) 


  Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) (RGS-IBG)


  British Ecological Society (BES)


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The EPF's policy areas of interest for 2019 are as follows: 

  • Biodiversity Net Gain
  • Resources and Waste Strategy
  • Brexit- Environment Act, REACH, Agriculture Bill and Public Goods
  • Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)
  • Shale Gas

Professional bodies licensed to award the Chartered Environmentalist registration:

Society for the Environment
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Coventry, West Midlands CV1 2TT.
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