B1.14.5 Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)


The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) is the largest Agency within the Department of Environment with approximately 800 staff.


We take the lead in advising on, and in implementing, the Government’s environmental policy and strategy in Northern Ireland. We carry out a range of activities, which promote the Government’s key themes of sustainable development, biodiversity and climate change.


Our overall aims are to:

  • protect and conserve Northern Ireland’s natural heritage and built environment
  • control pollution, and
  • promote the wider appreciation of the environment and best environmental practices.


Source: http://www.ni-environment.gov.uk/index.htm

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