15th April 2021

UKELA (UK Environmental Law Association) is the UK forum which aims to make better law for the environment and to improve understanding and awareness of environmental law. Our charitable objects include promoting, for the benefit of the public generally, the enhancement and conservation of the environment in the UK and advancing the education of the public in all matters relating to the development, teaching, application and practice of law relating to the environment. We encourage collaboration between those interested in environmental law, as well as advising and commenting on relevant issues.

Our Strategic Plans says that we will promote greater inclusion throughout the environmental law field, aiming for diverse speaker line-ups across our events portfolio; and continue to promote a diverse and inclusive board, voluntary and staff team. We will achieve this in the following ways:

  • UKELA is committed to creating an inclusive environment where its membership can thrive through diversity.

  • UKELA recognises it has a role to play in supporting legal professionals from all backgrounds, gender, and ethnicities to participate in its activities.

  • Increase representation of those from underrepresented groups; as well as building partnerships with different organisations to support this

  • Ensure that diversity and inclusion are integral to UKELA’s activities

  • Promote and support the active participation of members from a range of backgrounds and provide a platform for diversity of issues

  • Increase diversity of UKELA’s Council and Executive bodies