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Environment and Sustainability Working Party

Overview

Our Environment and Sustainability Working Party was established in November 2020 to develop environment and sustainability policies, both internally for the RCVS and more widely for the profession through our regulatory mechanisms.

As part of this body of work, the RCVS will be joining other health professionals through membership of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change to make recommendations concerning potential new environmental and sustainability initiatives.

The Environment and Sustainability Working Party will report to the Advancement of the Professions Committee, and in due course make recommendations to RCVS Council.

Terms of reference

  • Creating an internal environment and sustainability policy for the RCVS.
  • Creating a profession-facing environment and sustainability policy that can put into action via both regulatory mechanisms and Royal College influence, and to inform the College’s work with the United Kingdom Health Alliance on Climate Change (UKHACC).
  • To make recommendations concerning potential new College initiatives, and support for existing complementary projects led by other organisations.

Membership

Sue Paterson, Chair, RCVS Council

Danny Chambers, RCVS Council

Kate Richards, RCVS Council

Niall Connell, RCVS Council

Mark Castle, Lay member RCVS Council

Claire Roberts, Veterinary Nurses Council

John Walmsley, RCVS Fellow

Meeting summaries