Excellence in Environmental Practice
Our transition to a sustainable society depends on achieving good environmental outcomes in everything we do, and how we do it. Improving environmental outcomes depends on continuously building the capacity of environmental practitioners and lifting standards in environmental practice.
The Environment Institute is a leading professional body in Australia and New Zealand for environmental practitioners, and promotes independent and interdisciplinary discourse on environmental issues. On all issues and all projects the Institute advocates best available environmental practices to be delivered by competent and ethical environmental practitioners.
The Institute was formed in 1987 to meet the needs of environmental practitioners. It is a non-profit, politically independent professional association. The Institute is multi-disciplinary in membership and provides scope and opportunity for professional and academic interchanges across all sectors of the diverse environmental industry.
The Institute has a key role within the Australian and New Zealand communities as a major contributor to the formulation of effective and responsible policies in the broad field of environmental management. The practical consequence of the Institute’s involvement in environmental management reform processes is a long-term improvement in the quality of environmental management. This must, in turn, lead to a better protected and managed global environment as Institute members pursue their endeavours and apply their skills to local environments.
Membership of the Institute demands the achievement and maintenance of the highest standards of professional competence and diligent adherence to principles of ethical practice.
By joining the Environment Institute you receive some unique benefits, offered to members only or at a discounted price for members.
Supporting the Development of Early Career Environment Professionals
Staged Training for
(EIANZ STEPS Program)
The EIANZ is introducing an initiative that will support and develop people through their environment career so they can become highly talented, skilled and ethical practitioners, recognised for the quality and professionalism of their work.
For more information please visit www.CEnvP.org/steps
Public Consultation Paper - Carbon Farming Skills
The Carbon Farming Skills: Accreditation Scheme for Carbon Farming Initiative Service Providers - Public Consultation Paper has now been released for public comment.
The paper will be distributed to EIANZ members with the understanding they we represent one of their key stakeholder groups in this process. Of relevance to the EIANZ is the following paragraph:
"In proposing these criteria, the Government recognises that service providers may be members of a professional association. Professional associations such as the Institute of Foresters and the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand help to develop and maintain professional standards by employing codes of ethics as a condition of membership. The proposed accreditation criteria complement these arrangements."
Take the opportunity to review and respond to the paper. The EIANZ Chair, Climate Change Special Interest Section, Tom Davies is contactable through the EIANZ Climate Change SIS LinkedIn Group.
- Submission Environmental Effects Statement ProcessSun, 11 Apr 2010
- Australasian and Canadian Environmental Professional Bodies UniteTue, 30 Mar 2010
- EPA Victoria licensing Reform ProgramMon, 15 Mar 2010
- Green Collar Worker ReportMon, 28 Sep 2009
EIANZ Annual Conference 2013
23rd and 24th October 2013
RACV Club, Melbourne
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND!
Sponsorship packages for the EIANZ 2013 Annual Conference are now available! Everything from the Welcome Drinks to the conference plenary sessions and workshops, to the Annual Gala Dinner is available for sponsorship. Sponsorship will sell quickly, so download the prospectus here and complete the last page to apply!
CALL FOR PAPERS CLOSES ON 17 MAY!
The 2013 EIANZ Conference Organising Committee is calling for the submission of abstracts for papers to be presented at the conference. Now that the Call for Papers is open, if you or a colleague would like to contribute we would welcome your submission. Please note that the last day for submission of abstracts will be Friday 17 May 2013.