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Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Logo DEFRADefra's core purpose is to improve the current and future quality of life. For the first time one department has brought together the interests of farmers and the countryside; the environment and the rural economy; the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink. We do all this by integrating environmental, social and economic objectives - putting sustainable development into practice every day, and by championing sustainable development as the way forward for Government.


Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany (BMU)

Logo BMUUntil 1986 environmental matters were dealt with by three different ministries within the German Federal Government: the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Health. On 6 June 1986 the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety was established. Since then it has been responsible within the Federal Government for leading national environmental policy. The Ministry, which under a resolution of the German Bundestag has its principal office in Bonn, has some 830 employees in six departments there and at its second office in Berlin.



vromThe overall objective of the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environmental Management (VROM) is to work for a permanent quality of the living environment. The VROM is responsible for co-ordinating environmental policy at government level. However, unlike in many other countries several other ministries have environmental tasks too, for example in the field of water quality and nature management. Issues regarding spatial planning, environmental management and housing are mutually dependent and where possible preferably mutually supportive. A good example is urban planning. Towns have to be compact and at the same time complete entities. Urban centres must offer a wide range of facilities. Besides being compact, they have to provide green space, a relaxed atmosphere, proper drinking water, a good quality of life. The presence of those elements help to curb the growth in car-use and mobility generally and indirectly reduce the transformation of land into urban areas.



The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)

Logo REEEPREEEP is a Public-Private Partnership launched at the Johannesburg World Summit in 2002. The REEEP aims to accelerate the global marketplace for energy effciency and renewable energy by actively facilitating financing mechanisms for sustainable energy projects and structuring policy initiatives for clean energy markets on the ground.


The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21)

Logo REN21REN21 is a global policy network aimed at providing a forum for international leadership on renewable energy. Its goal is to allow the rapid expansion of renewable energies in developing and industrial countries by bolstering policy development and decision-making on sub-national, national and international levels.