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Department of Environment and Climate Change - DECC
Type: Web site
Geographical coverage: National
Country: Australia
Implementing Entity: New South Wales Government
Language: English
The Department of Environment and Climate Change was formed on 27 April 2007 to enable a more integrated response to the unprecedented challenges presented by climate change.
Broadly, the Department of Environment and Climate Change:
works towards a healthy environment cared for and enjoyed by the whole NSW community;
manages the state's natural resources, including biodiversity, soils and natural vegetation;
manages natural and cultural heritage across the state's land and waters;
acts to minimise the impacts of climate change;
promotes sustainable consumption, resource use and waste management;
regulates activities to protect the environment;
conducts biodiversity, plant, environmental and cultural heritage research to improve decision making.