The work done by the Integration and Application Network (IAN) depends on the active engagement of diverse stakeholder groups. We are committed to promoting the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) in our work to assess and protect natural systems and the peoples that depend on them. This is integral to achieving our vision of a world where all communities are empowered to make relevant environmental decisions--decisions that are made using good science and reliable, relevant information.
Environmental stewardship is inexorably linked with justice. As an organization, IAN looks to evaluate environmental health, including linkages between human and natural systems. On the global scale, our work seeks to address environmental inequities and ensure that those most affected by environmental change are included in decision-making.
We are re-committing ourselves to accelerating the integration and scope of environmental justice in our work. We will mindfully include historically underrepresented communities and diverse voices throughout stakeholder engagement.
We believe that perspectives of all people are all equally valuable, and should be incorporated into the decisions that affect them. We seek to work with partners equally committed to the mission of DEIJ, so that the world’s lands and waterways provide for everyone equitably.