The Impact Assessment Association of Zambia (IAAZ) has called for focused leadership in environmental assessments in the country.
IAAZ president Gillan Simfukwe said the current natural resources were unsustainable and posed a severe threat to the future of humanity.
Mr. Simfukwe said this at the IAAZ annual general meeting in Lusaka today.
He said there was a profound and far reaching environmental predicament that will need a bold and professional leadership in environmental assessments.
He added that IAAZ was recognized by Zambia Environment Management Agency (ZEMA) as a body that can supplement its efforts to promote environmental integrity through well-organized professionals.
Meanwhile, IAAZ Patron Francis Yamba said the association has made tremendous progress since its formation in 2009.
Professor Yamba said the association hoped to see professionals endeavour to practice in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.
He said professionals should further help protect the environment by promoting activities that lead to good quality impact assessments and information sharing.
He also asked members of the public to join the association in order to help shape the future of Zambia through good use of individual and corporate knowledge.