Nigerian Environmental Society
The Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) is a professional, non-profit, non-governmental body which is committed to advocacy and actions towards environmental protection, sustainable environmental development and promotion of environmental professionalism within Nigeria and in the global arena. It is recognized as the premier environmental society and watchdog of the environment in Nigeria.
The society was first inaugurated on the 17th October 1985 in Lagos and has remained the largest environmental NGO in Nigeria and has grown to twenty four branches officially launched in Nigeria. The society plays an active role in local and international environmental programs
Aims and Objectives
a. To advance practical knowledge in environmental technology design, construction operation maintenance and management control systems for facilities.
b. To increase the understanding of the nature and function of the earth’s natural ecosystem, encourage and promote actions necessary to promote and enhance their conservation.
c. To implement the objectives stated herein through the support and encouragement of both new and existing organisations throughout the world incorporating members of all professions involved in environmental quality improvements.
d. To stimulate public awareness of environmental quality controls to the general public and establish the need for preservation, conservation and re-use of natural resources.
Think, Act and Sustain the Environment
The Board of Trustees is the highest oversight body of the society and acts in an advisory capacity to the society.
The National Executive Council (NEC) provides policy direction for all the activities of the society.
The society holds NEC meetings every quarter with all chapter chairmen in attendance and the National President as chairman of such meetings. Current council members are elected by NES members with the inclusion of ex-officio members and councillors. This ensures inclusiveness and members interests considered in all decision making process.
Current Environmental Issues