"The problem with the creation of a profession is that, at heart, it is conservative by nature. It works against finding solutions for the complex riddles of maintaining ecological sustainability, solutions that need to be innovative and of a different tenor from those that have gone before." The papers in this special issue range from thought pieces to case studies, from integrationist solutions to separatist arguments. Yet all are joined in their determination to shed light on the future of environmental practice .
Table of Contents Editorial Profess This: Why the Environment Doesn’t Need a New ProfessionChristopher Sheldon, Green Inck, UKCan the Magic of Sustainability Revive Environmental Professionalism?Peter Newman, Murdoch University, AustraliaPolicy Competences of Environmental Sustainability ProfessionalsHens Runhaar, Peter Driessen and Walter Vermeulen, Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development and Innovation, Utrecht University, The NetherlandsThe Life-cycle of Environmental ProfessionalismYoram Krozer, University of Twente, The NetherlandsEnvironmental Professional Competences: The Role of Communities of Practice and Spaces for Reflexive LearningUlrik Jørgensen and Erik Hagelskjær Lauridsen, Technical University of DenmarkEnvironmental Professionalism as MythTom P. Abeles, Sagacity, Inc.Are UK Environmental Professionals Walking the Talk?Emma Fieldhouse, Government Office for the West Midlands (GOWM), UKActuaries: A Case Study in Professional DevelopmentAndrew Dlugolecki, University of East Anglia, UK, and Nick Silver, Silver Actuarial Services, UKIs the Environmental Professional … an Accountant?Kevin Clarke, Australian Graduate School of Management, Australia, and Sharron O’Neill, The University of Sydney, Australia