National Registry of Environmental Professionals

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The National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP) is the largest U.S. non-governmental environmental accrediting organization, and is recognized by the US Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency. NREP has about 12,000 members worldwide, including managers, technicians, and other professionals working on operations and management related to regulatory matters such as compliance with air, soil and water pollution regulations.[1]

Climate change survey[edit]

In November 2006, NREP published the results of a survey conducted among its membership on the issue of climate change. 793 responses were received from 47 states including Puerto Rico and Guam.[1] Survey findings included:

  • 82 percent think global warming is a real, measurable, climatic trend currently in effect
  • 67 percent agree the U.S. is not doing enough to address the effects of global warming
  • 66 percent consider the rate at which global warming may be occurring is a serious problem facing the planet
  • 59 percent respond that current climatic activity exceeding norms calibrated by over 100 years of weather data collection can be, in large part, attributed to human activity
  • 40 percent consider the automotive industry the most important industry to regulate in immediate public policy steps to address global warming
  • 39 percent rate carbon emissions as a whole to be the most important human activity to regulate as part of effective public policy response to global warming


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