Institution of Environmental Sciences

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Institution of Environmental Sciences
Institution of Environmental Sciences logo.jpg
FounderJulian Snow, Baron Burntwood
TypeProfessional body
FocusEnvironmental Science
Area served
World wide
MethodEducation, advice, support, CPD
John Lawton
Key people
Adam Donnan (CEO)

The Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) is a UK professional body leading debate, dissemination and promotion of environmental science and sustainability. The IES has ties with higher education and promotes and supports environmental sciences and sustainable development in universities and colleges nationally and internationally.

The IES is a charitable organisation, which raising public awareness of environmental science by supporting professional scientists and academics working in the area.

IES is a constituent body of both the Society for the Environment (SocEnv), and the Science Council which enables IES members to progress to Chartered Environmentalist[1] and Chartered Scientist[2] status


The Institution of Environmental Sciences was founded as a result of an initiative by Dr John Rose during a series of meetings held during 1971-1972 at the Royal Society in London and chaired by Lord Burntwood.


The IES is a member of the Society for the Environment, the Science Council and the European Network of Environmental Professionals.

The IES provides administration for two sister organisations. The Committee of Heads of Environmental Science who accredit programmes of study in universities and to support and promote the discipline in higher education and the Institute of Air Quality Management.


The IES produces four editions of its journal environmental SCIENTIST each year. Articles are written by experts and professionals working in the environmental field. Each issue examines a topic of importance to environmental science; an expert in the area acts as guest editor, introducing the articles and providing an overview of the subject at hand. Previous editions of the journal can be viewed on the IES website.

The IES produces reports that are available to download from the website.

In addition to the journal and reports, the IES produces a monthly newsletter, ES News, focusing on a lighter dissemination of expert knowledge and the sharing of institution news.

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  1. ^ "Licensed Partners". Archived from the original on 2007-08-20. Retrieved 2 Jan 2016.
  2. ^ "Licensed Partners". Retrieved 2 Jan 2016.

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