Green Jobs Skills Map

By Bhavani Prakash

What kind of skills to you need for a green career? To help you understand this, UK based professional membership body, the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) has summarised this into a skills map – a result of several years of work in the field.

It outlines this for various levels – Graduate entry, Operational, Specialist, Managerial and Leadership roles.

Competencies are identified as:

A. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

  1. Fundamental environmental and sustainability principles
  2. Environmental policy issues
  3. Environmental management and assessment tools
  4. Environmental legislation
  5. Business management
B. ANALYTICAL THINKING
  1. Analyse, interpret and report data and information
  2. Develop sustainable solutions
C. COMMUNICATION
  1. Implement effective communication
  2. Engage stakeholders (internal and external)
D. SUSTAINABLE PRACTICE
  1. Implement sustainable thinking
  2. Deliver environmental improvment
  3. Managing business resilience
E. LEADERSHIP FOR CHANGE
  1. Lead Change
  2. Influence Behaviour
Click here for an enlarged picture of the map.

IEMA Environmental Skills Map

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