CEMVO Scotland are pleased to announce our new 4 year programme (EM)powering Women funded by the Big Lottery Fund. The official launch will be coming soon! +++ CEMVO Scotland has supported EM organisations to secure Over £3M from the Climate Challenge Fund , creating over 30 employment opportunities and 26 new funded projects +++ CEMVO Scotland has supported 4 young people and 2 groups to secure £38k in funding to help start up and grow their social enterprises +++ 24 organisations provided with mainstreaming race equality consultancy advice/support +++ Mainstreaming support lead to new policies and procedures for carrying the Kirpan in court

Climate Leadership residentialThe Ethnic Minority Environmental Network (EM Environmental Network)

 is a collective of 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 in this way promoting more inclusive policy processes.

The Network’s 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 2015 we have engaged on

• Sustainable Development Goals

• The Road to Paris (UN Climate Change negotiations COP21) events/consultations

• Fairer Scotland consultations


We welcome EM community groups, organisations & individuals who 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.


For further information or enquiries please get in touch with Kristina Nitsolova, the EM Environmental Network Development Officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 07432 602 008

The EM Environmental Network is supported by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.

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Contact Info

Cemvo Scotland

Lancefield House
1st Floor, 95 - 107 Lancefield Street
Glasgow, G3 8HZ

Tel: 0141 248 4830
Fax: 0141 221 4439

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