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Climate Change Special Interest Section

Climate Change Special Interest Section

The Climate Change Special Interest Section (CCSIS) was set up in 2011 to maintain an Institute focus on climate change and direct member activities in this area to benefit the Institute and the environment industry as a whole.

The main priorities of the CCSIS are to:

  • Develop and implement a certification process for climate change practitioners
  • Develop and deliver a climate change adaptation professional development program

There has been significant progress in regard to both priorities.

In 2014, climate change was added as a specialist category to the Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme, making it the first certification program for climate change practitioners in Australia and New Zealand.

Find out more about certification →

Since beginning in New South Wales in 2010, Learning to Adapt - EIANZ’s continuing professional development program on climate change adaptation – has been developed and expanded to include delivery in Victoria and Queensland in 2015. Further expansion across Australia and New Zealand is planned.

Find out more about Learning to Adapt →

Climate Change SIS Group

Meet the Climate Change SIS executive group:

  • Simon Cavendish​ (Chair)
  • Tom Davies
  • Andrew Chamberlin

Find out more

There is a lot happening in the CCSIS and many opportunities to become involved. To find out more contact Simon Cavendish.

For a list of useful climate change related websites and online resources, refer to the 'Resources' section.