Policy responses

Our policy responses help people to understand our ideas and to take action

We make our knowledge, research and expertise accessible to a wide range of actors through briefings, policy responses and factsheets.

Briefings and statements

Icon publishes briefings to outline our position or response to an issue. We use them to support and communicate advocacy campaigns with the intention of engaging and persuading informed, non-specialist audiences such as politicians, NGO advocates, civil servants and journalists.

We share briefings across our social media feeds and distribute them to stakeholders. We invite third parties to use the briefings in news stories or for general information and hope they will inspire members’ own advocacy activities.

Submissions and responses

Government departments and organisations use consultations to ask for advice from a wider group. Consultations are vital for the development of well-informed policies.

Icon consequently responds to consultations on legislation, policy, guidance and strategies affecting our sector. Our responses are written with input from the Policy Advisory Panel, Trustees, Groups and individual members to ensure that the voice and expertise of the conservation profession is heard.

Copies of our statements, submissions and briefings


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