The Environment Institute is a not-for-profit, professional association for environmental practitioners from across Australia and New Zealand.
The Institute supports environmental practitioners and promotes independent and interdisciplinary discussion on environmental issues. The Institute also advocates environmental knowledge and awareness, advancing ethical and competent environmental practice.
Our members come from all areas of environmental practice and are at the forefront of challenging and complex issues such as climate change, sustainability and preserving biodiversity.
Some members are at the start of their careers, while others are highly regarded experts in their field. No matter what your experience, professional support can be exceptionally valuable when dealing with the complexities of environmental practice.
The Environment Institute is a single business entity comprising an Australian Chapter and New Zealand Chapter. The Australian Chapter has divisions in each state and territory, with Queensland divided into South East Queensland and Far North Queensland. The New Zealand Chapter is constituted as a single division.
The Institute is governed by an elected Board and an Advisory Council. Each Australian Division and the New Zealand Chapter has its own elected committee responsible for the day to day running of the Chapter / Division and the organisation of local educational, professional development and networking events.
By 2020, our distinctive ability to certify the proficiency of environmental professionals, hold them accountable to standards, support their career development and add value to the development of environmental policy and practice will result in EIANZ being recognised as the pre-eminent body representing environmental professionals in Australia and New Zealand and a step-change in membership to greater than 7,000 persons.
Our values are embodied in our Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. All members agree to abide by this code in conducting their professional practice.
We value excellence in environmental practice.
This kind of practice is characterised by:
- The protection and enhancement of the environment for future generations through leadership in avoidance and mitigation of harms and adaptation to change.
- The preference given to the integrity and resilience of biological systems essential to the sustained wellbeing of human beings.
- Honest, objective and well-founded environmental practice based on scientific evidence.
- Environmental practice that goes beyond the minimum legal requirements.
- Environmental practice that is multidisciplinary and collaborative, integrating knowledge across domains and between stakeholders.