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Act on CO2 YouTube video from the UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

posted 13 Feb 2010, 23:32 by Toby Roscoe   [ updated 13 Feb 2010, 23:35 ]

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is the UK’s government department responsible for environmental protection, food production standards, agriculture, fisheries and rural affairs.

Defra's principal aim is sustainable development, which is defined as "development which enables all people throughout the world to satisfy their basic needs and enjoy a better quality of life without compromising the quality of life of future generations."

Defra has five strategic priorities:

  1.  Climate change and energy.

  2.  Sustainable consumption and production.

  3.  Protecting the countryside and natural resource protection.

  4.  Sustainable rural communities.

  5.  Sustainable farming and food sector including animal health and welfare