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
Federal Environment Agency / Umweltbundesamt, Germany
The Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt) is the central scientific authority for environmental protection in
The Federal Environment Agency was established by an act of the Federal German Parliament (Bundestag) on 22 July 1974. Together with the Agency for Nature Conservation and the Office for Radiation Protection, the Umweltbundesamt provides a scientific basis for environmental policy in
The Federal government has assigned the Agency with a variety of duties which can be divided into the following categories:
Budget and number of staff
In 2011 the Agency had a budget of 99 million euros, of which 26 million were allocated to the annual Environmental Research Plan the Agency administrates for the Ministry of the Environment.
The Agency has about 1,400 employees (2011) working at 13 locations, including seven of the Agency’s monitoring stations. Approximately 800 employees work at the Agency’s headquarters in
Areas of responsibility
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