Welcome to the JIEP



Jamaica Institute

of Environmental


The Jamaica Institute of Environmental Professionals (JIEP), formed in 2000, is a professional association of qualified persons who work in the environmental field. Members include scientists, engineers, consultants, social scientists, lawyers, educators and economists.  Learn more...
NOTICE is hereby given to the members of the Jamaica Institute of Environmental Professionals and any interested persons of our Annual General Meeting and second Annual Ivan Goodbody Lecture to discuss the following critical topic: “The System of Protected Areas and the significance of World Heritage Status--The Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park.  Our Presenter will be Dr. Susan Otuokon, Executive Director of the Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust.  Click here for more information...
JIEP Nomination Page

The deadline for Council nominations was June 10, 2016.  The nominees for the 2016/18 JIEP Council are:

Name Nominated Position 
Karen McDonald-Gayle President
Sean Townsend Vice President
Michelle McNaught Council Member
Alison Rangolan Council Member
LeAnne Roper Treasurer
Jerome Smith Council Member
Peter Edwards Council Member
Marcia Ford Council Member
Suzanne Shaw Council Member
Orville Grey Council Member
EPQ - Feb 2014

Check out past issues of the Environmental Professional's Quarterly


Our latest newsletter on the activities and membership of the JIEP as well as the environmental profession on a whole in Jamaica.  Click here for more...

JIEP Speaker's Forum

The JIEP Speakers Forum:

Members and the wider public were invited to the final Speaker's Forum for 2013. This was held on Thursday December 12, 2013, 6 pm, at the Medallion Hall Hotel, Kingston.

Our panel of presenters discussed best environmental assessment practices and considerations relevant to the proposed Logistics Hub.

Renewal Notice

Membership Renewal Fees:

The JIEP would like to remind all its members that since January 1, 2015 all membership subscriptions are now due.  New applicants who were processed in the last quarter of 2015 (i.e. October - December 2015) and have paid all relevant fees will be exempt from this year's tariff.  Invoices will be sent out shortly highlighting owed amounts.  

For a breakdown of our fee structure please visit our membership page, here. For current methods of payment; click here.

JIEP Speaker's Forum - Barry Wade

JIEP Speaker's Forum:

The Jamaica Institute of Environmental Professionals had a Public Forum to discuss the following critical topic: "LANDLESSNESS, SQUATTING AND ENVIRONMENTAL REFUGEES IN JAMAICA: A ROLE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS".  Click here for more information and presentation material...

Conference proceedings

Conference Presentations from the JIEP Fifth Biennial Conference on the Environment

The success of this year's conference could not have been possible without the several highly relevant, thought provoking and socio-environmentally poignant presentations that were made over the two-day knowledge-fest.  Click here to view them...

Professional Certification

Professional Certification for Members of JIEP

Following on one of JIEP’s mandates for continued professional development of its members, the JIEP held a series of meetings with members in 2006 to determine their needs and requirements in this area. Other professional organizations such the Geological Society that had experience with professional certification were invited to share their experiences.  More...