THE CIVIL SERVICE ENVIRONMENT NETWORK ONLINE
We host monthly talks where we invite academics, environmental practitioners or experienced civil servants to speak to us about their work, and what this means for the Civil Service. Find recordings and slides from past talks here and sign up to future talks here. Watch this space for the launch of CSEN podcasts!
We run a monthly discussion group to allow members to come together and discuss “hot” topics based around a number of podcasts, articles and academic papers. Don’t forget to read The Branch, our regular newsletter that keeps all our members to keep up to date with all things environmental.
Conscious of our members’ desire to work in the area, we arrange careers webinars and organise ad hoc volunteering opportunities for our members to use their volunteering leave for a cause they care about.
Last but not least, we’re establishing CSEN Regional Groups where you can share information and link up with colleagues in your area - if there isn’t one for your region yet, why not think about setting one up?
We work in four key areas:
1. Climate Change
2. Natural Resources
3. Biodiversity and Ecosystems
4. Sustainable Development
We represent a group of civil servants from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Our members want to learn about the environment and network with like-minded colleagues. CSEN offers a series of different events and resources, aimed to educate, develop and inspire. CSEN Online brings together all of our resources into one, easy-to-navigate website to ensure you make the most of the opportunities we provide.
The network was established in October 2019 and is sponsored by David Hill, Director General for Environment, Rural and Marine at Defra. We currently have over 800 members and a committee made up of 18 dedicated volunteers.