Organization: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
  • Shoreditch
    London, EC2
    United Kingdom
Area served
World wide
MethodEducation, advice, support, CPD
John Lawton
Key people
Adam Donnan (CEO) Gary Kass (Chair)

The Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) is a professional body (professional association) in the United Kingdom. The organisation is a registered charity with the object of "to advance environmental protection and improvement by promoting a scientific approach to understanding and ensuring the conservation of the physical and natural environment" and "advance the education of the public by the provision of research and coordination of education, and to engage with those professionally concerned with environmental work, education or studies."[1]

IES is a constituent body of both the Society for the Environment (SocEnv), and the Science Council which enables IES members to progress Registered Environmental Technician, Chartered Environmentalist[2] and Chartered Scientist[3] 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 and the Science Council.

The IES provides administration for two other 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 a number of publications:

  • environmental SCIENTIST[4] journal, sent quarterly to members and available open access three-months after publication. 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.
  • occasional reports on issues in the environmental science sector[5]
  • guidance for professionals working in environmental science[6]

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External links[edit] of Environmental Sciences was the original source. Read more.