Environment Agency

Published: | Updated: November 13, 2018

Definition - What does Environment Agency mean?

The Environment Agency is a public body that is in partnership with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the United Kingdom. Established in 1996, its core responsibilities lie in the protection and enhancement of the environment throughout the United Kingdom, though, focusing mainly on England.

Safeopedia explains Environment Agency

The Environment Agency’s mission statement is "to protect or enhance the environment, taken as a whole" in hopes of creating "a rich, healthy and diverse environment for present and future generations." The agency deals with a wide range of different environmental would-be hazards, ranging from boating to nuclear regulation. They aim to educate people that work in these industries to find more environmentally friendly ways of working to enhance global sustainability of environmental resources.

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