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1 Ethical environmental practice scenarios Fiona Gainsford Gainsford Environmental Consulting Member EIANZ, Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP)

2 Overview The Important Part Introduction to the concept of ethics EIANZ’s role in ethical practice The Fun Part Workshopping an Ethical Dilemma

3 Ethics the standards or principles which should underpin all decisions and behaviour Principles include Selflessness Integrity Objectivity Accountability Openness Honesty and Leadership Or is it just about applying commonsense to issues? Source: http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/tittle20120125

4 EIANZ Membership is contingent upon the member conforming with the letter and spirit of the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. The member shall carry out professional activities in accordance with emerging principles of sustainable development and the highest standards of environmental protection. The member shall at all times place the integrity of the natural environment and the health, safety and welfare of the human community above any commitment to sectional or private interests. The member shall be personally accountable for the validity of all data collected, analyses performed, or plans developed by the member, and for the scrutiny of all data collected, analyses performed or plans developed under the member's direction. The member shall actively discourage misrepresentation or misuse of work the member has performed or that which was performed under the member's direction. EIANZ’s role in Ethics

5 The member shall conduct professional activities, as far appropriate, in an interdisciplinary manner and recognise the need to collaborate with suitably qualified persons in subject areas where the member is less experienced. The member shall ensure the incorporation of environmental protection considerations from the earliest stages of project design or policy development. EIANZ’s role in Ethics (cont’) The member shall not conduct professional activities in a manner involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, misrepresentation or bias. The member shall not advertise or present the member's services in a manner that may bring discredit to the profession.

6 Ethical Dilemma -Workshop Format: Presentation of hypothetical (handouts) Review hypothetical Answer questions individually Discuss questions as a group Open discussion

7 Hypothetical Environmental Dilemma Setting: Sparkle Coast Project: “Speed Up the Coast” Fibre Optic Cable Endangered Species: Northern Striped Wallaby Incident: clearing of Jessop’s Swamp

8 Hypothetical Environmental Dilemma Stakeholders: Sally Ninox – Zoologist, Banks University Bob Smith, Employer Andy McLoud – Project Manager Sue Jobbins, State MP Edenville Primary School “Tree Changers” Farmers, local businesses, government etc Northern Striped Wallaby

9 Environmental Ethics Resources and help: EIANZ Code of Ethics EIANZ Mentoring Program Colleagues Friends and Family St James Ethi-call service (Australia only)

10 Thank You Fiona Gainsford Gainsford Environmental Consulting Member EIANZ, Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP)


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