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UKELA's 2020-2025 Strategic Plan sets out a number of aims, including a key aim around strengthening our commitment to a diverse and inclusive organisation. On this page, you can find more details about this aim and the activities we have in place. We will update this page regularly so do check back for new content, which will be uploaded regularly.

We welcome your feedback and comments. Please get in touch.


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


‘It’s good to be part of an environmental organisation that is committed to becoming an equality, diversity and inclusion ally.’

Maria Adebowale-Schwarte, Patron

We've set up a Diversity & Inclusion team that will take forward the strategic aim. The team consists of UKELA trustees and members and will meet regularly to review actions. You can read all about how they are getting on here. 

We have also established a Members' Forum whose members will provide feedback from the perspective of our membership on the team's Terms of Reference and its activities. If you are interested in joining this forum, please get in touch

More information on both groups and their activities to follow very soon.


For general information on environmental issues, visit our sister site Law and Your environment