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Newsletter - November 2018
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Society for the Environment E-Newsletter
Issue #9 | Tuesday 6th November 2018
A warm welcome to the November edition of our e-newsletter - distinctly less spooky than many of last week's emails! Can you believe how fast the year is going…?

With our exit from the EU now imminent, the Society is focussed on ensuring that the UK’s environmental protections do not diminish, but are instead, enhanced. This month I'd like to highlight the work being done to make this a reality. 

I am also pleased our next webinar series has launched (find out more below) and I have an update relating to our governance review. 
Full CEO Update

2 Days to Go! New Cross-Disciplinary Webinars

Our new series of free, expert led webinars will be centred around the topic ‘Waste Reduction – Six Months on From a Plastic Themed World Environment Day’.

The first of the three part series will go live on Thursday 8th November at 12:00 GMT and will explore the different views, case studies and good practice from across sectors - all from Chartered Environmentalists. Due to popular demand the webinar has been upgraded to allow more delegates to attend - we were sold out! 

Part one offers the perspectives of Mandhy Senewiratne CEnv, Director at Fyrefly Global Sustainability and Jonathan Atkinson CEnv, Groundwater and Contaminated Land at the Environment Agency - followed by a Q&A session to conclude. 

Part Two:      21.11.2018 @ 12:00 GMTFurther Information
Part Three:   05.12.2018 @ 12:00 GMT | Further Information

Our next series will be based around the topic of 'innovation - the good, the bad and the... game changing?'. If you are interested in providing your insight and/or a good practice case study, please simply respond to this email. 
Register for Part One

Greening the Industrial Strategy Report to be Published in November

Today it was confirmed that the Society will be publishing a report this month detailing examples of the contribution of registered environmental professionals to the development of the Industrial Strategy.

The 'Greening the Industrial Strategy Report' will include insight into a series of case study projects co-ordinated by Chartered Environmentalists. The case studies showcase the vital work supporting the objectives of the Industrial Strategy. Such diverse work highlights the wide spread impact of the Industrial Strategy, as well as the breadth of expertise being put into practice by Chartered Environmentalists.

CEO, Dr Emma Wilcox, states; "The Industrial Strategy will only succeed if it effectively implements low carbon and resource efficient growth. To achieve this, the Society believes it is vital we have professionals competent to deliver."

The Report will be distributed to Ministers responsible for the Industrial Strategy at Defra and BEIS, as well as to the equivalent departments in the devolved administrations. We will also ensure a copy hits your inbox for your viewing.

Latest News

The Society's Response to the IPCC Report.
"The recent UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report highlights the need for a new UK Environment Act to give legislative backing to coordinate all Government strategies."
Full Response
We are Recruiting! Two Roles are Currently Available at SocEnv. 
We are growing our team by appointing both a Policy and Communications Officer and a Business Administrator. Interested?
Find Out More

Future Events

IWater Environment Conference 2018
Explore what we need to do for the environment and customers to leave a legacy and not a liability. Speakers from Defra, the Environment Agency and Ofwat.
London | 7th Nov 2018
Read More
CIEEM Autumn Conference 2018
Current thinking and advances in ecological restoration and habitat creation. Bringing together policy makers, land owners and practitioners. 
20th - 21st Nov 2018
Read More
CIWEM: Resources and Waste Strategy Must Revolutionise our Relationship with Materials.
"The UK’s performance on materials efficiency, waste minimisation and recycling is lagging behind many of our competitors." This Strategy is key. 
Take a Look
Growing Our Green Pounds - An Essay by Dr Peter Matthews CBE HonFSE CEnv.
Pulling a range of initiatives together, Peter said that "an overarching essay was necessary on our green economy".
Read More


Making Places Last - Sustainable Homes and Communities
Evidence that innovative products and solutions are available to ensure a low carbon, sustainable future functioning in a circular economy.
Birmingham | 7th Nov 2018
Read More
Webinars@SocEnv Waste Reduction Part Two 
A free, expert led webinar series offering cross-disciplinary perspectives on waste reduction. Insight, case studies and good practice from CEnvs spanning sectors.
*Online* | 21st Nov 2018
Read More
First Two REnvTech Registrations Awarded by the IES - An Interview.
The Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) has awarded its first two REnvTech members. The IES spoke to them to find out more about their skills and ambitions.
Full Interview
A "Mixed Diet" Budget? A CEnvs Response.
Martin Baxter CEnv, IEMA’s Chief Policy Advisor commented on key aspects of last week's budget, linking it to the 25 Year Plan and welcoming new funding.
Read More


Webinars@SocEnv Waste Reduction Part One 
A free, expert led webinar series offering cross-disciplinary perspectives on waste reduction. Insight, case studies and good practice from CEnvs spanning sectors.
*Online* | 8th Nov 2018
Read More
RICS Water Conference
Exploring the role surveyors can play in making the water sector more resilient. Join leading experts from water companies, regulators and government bodies.
27th Nov 2018
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