The Ethnic Minority Environmental Network

/The Ethnic Minority Environmental Network
The Ethnic Minority Environmental Network2018-08-26T16:53:04+00:00


The EMEN provides a platform for organisations and individuals willing to engage in mainstream environmental decision-making in Scotland, representing the voice of the EM sector. CEMVO Scotland supports the building of the Network’s capacity and leadership in order to successfully engage with discussions and developments concerning a sustainable future and promoting more inclusive policy processes.

Network aims to:

  • ENABLE ethnic minority communities and individuals to come together to discuss and raise awareness of climate change issues
  • Develop a collective VISION of a low carbon society
  • Develop a collective and coherent EM VOICE on climate change and climate justice issues
  • Engage in DIALOGUE with relevant decision makers on local and strategic level
  • Increase the PARTICIPATION of EM individuals and organisations in relevant consultations, events and campaigns
  • BUILD leadership

In 2017 we engaged in:

  • The Good Food Nation Bill
  • The Scottish Green Party conferences
  • Friends of the Earth Conferences, Debates and Divestment events
  • Fuel Poverty consultations


We invite EM community groups, organisations & individuals who are working or are interested in climate change and environmental issues and have a desire to make a difference to join us in taking forward our work programme. Associate membership for other types of organisations is also available. Please get in touch to discuss this opportunity. Membership is free. Responsibilities involve attending quarterly Network meetings, stakeholder engagement events, participating in relevant consultations and training events.

Benefits of Membership

  • Be part of an EM voice on environmental issues
  • Network with other organisations, groups and individuals
  • Access training and self-development opportunities
  • Participate in activities and high profile events

Work with us

If you are interested in involving the Ethnic Minority Environmental Network in an area of your work, please get in touch. The Network is concerned with low-carbon and sustainability developments on the local and strategic levels.

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Mary MacLeod
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Keeping ahead of COVID-19

CEMVO Scotland is committed to caring for the health and wellbeing of its staff, board members and service users and supporting our vital services by following national guidelines to help prevent the spread of the virus.

On Tuesday 17th of March 2020 we followed government guidelines, introducing social distancing which includes the following:
• All project staff are working from home
• Office enquiries are re-directed to staff remotely
• All training and events are cancelled until further notice
• All travel is suspended
• All face to face meetings will take place over the phone or using other technology
• All board meetings are cancelled until further notice

We understand that our staff provide services that our users rely on and we want that to continue, it will just be delivered differently. What does this mean if you need CEMVO support?
• All staff are contactable through email, phone, social media and our enquiries email
• All staff will contact their clients to talk through their support to you
• We just can’t meet you face to face but can provide support over the phone, using video calling and also email

We will be working like this until Friday 17th of April 2020. At this time, we will review our working arrangements and update our website and social media channels.

If you have an enquiry, need CEMVO support or wish to work with us please do continue to get in touch as our operations are continuing and we will respond to your queries.

For up to date information about us please check our social media channels.