To help answer this question, the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) has released its study, "The Sustainability Professional: 2010 Competency Survey Report."
Ira Feldman, a member of the ISSP management team and the ISSP board, is a co-author of the report, along with Marsha Willard, Darcy Hitchcock, Warren Flint and other leading sustainability professionals.. more about Ira Feldman
The PDF report is available for free download.(size:2MB)
With the proceedings in Cancun just completed over the past weekend, we can begin to evaluate what was achieved — and what was not addressed — at COP-16. Real progress was made on several issues, including climate adaptation. A Green Climate Fund under the UNFCCC will support climate adaptation efforts in developing countries. Also, a Cancun Adaptation Framework was announced under which countries are invited to submit to the UNFCCC secretariat by 21 February 2011 views on the composition and procedures of an adaptation committee, which is supposed to help least developed countries formulate and implement national adaptation plans.