Natural Resources Wales brings together the work of the Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency Wales and Forestry Commission Wales, as well as some functions of Welsh Government.
The Directorate for Nature Management and the Climate and Pollution Agency are being merged to form the Norwegian Environment Agency with effect from 1 July 2013.
Policies that promote green growth need to be founded on a good understanding of the different factors that affect green growth, and appropriate information is needed to monitor progress and measure results. As part of Green Growth Strategy, the OECD has developed a conceptual framework and indicators that help governments monitor progress towards green growth. According this conceptual framework
The inaugural meeting of the EPA Network took place in Copenhagen in November 2003. This was the first step in establishing a network to facilitate high-level dialogue on critical issues surrounding environmental policy implementation. The key feature of the Network is its informal nature.
All countries can have membership and decide themselves which agencies should participate. It was agreed that the European Commission would be invited to participate in the plenary meetings. These take place twice a year.
Quickly a number of Interest Groups (IGs) were established to look in detail on specific issues of interest to the network. The first groups to be established looked at performance evaluation, sustainable use of natural resources and agriculture.
There are currently eight active interest groups:
The network gained a full time secretary in 2007 and also launched this website.
The Network will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2013.
A brief history of the EPA Network can be downloaded here.
You can download a document with all the profiles of the members of the Network here The individual profiles can be found by clicking the links below.
(under UNSCR 1244/99)