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Environment and Rural

The Government Office for the South West helps to promote and deliver the Government's environmental, rural and energy policies in the region. It does this by working with regional agencies, sub-regional partnerships, local authorities, the voluntary sector, industry and the wider rural community.

Government Offices promote sustainable development, protect the environment and help rural areas. We make sure the policies of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) are implemented and properly integrated with the work of other Government departments. More information on the national picture

We work in partnership with the regional bodies and agencies to address the future of farming and develop thriving rural economies and communities. By implementing strategy, influencing policy and designing programmes to achieve sustainable food and farming sectors we can deliver a countryside for all to enjoy.

We also work across the region to coordinate and help deliver policy relating to a range of environmental, climate change, energy related issues and sustainable waste management.

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Contact information

Customer Contact Unit
Eastbury House
30-34 Albert Embankment
tel: 08459 33 55 77
email: helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk

Environment, Transport and Climate Directorate
Government Office for the South West
2 Rivergate
Temple Quay
tel: 0117 900 1800
fax: 0117 900 1905
email: swenvironment@gosw.gsi.gov.uk

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