Environmental governance discussion paper

Consultation opened on 30 November 2015. Closing date 25 January 2016.


The Minister of the Environment recently announced his intention to reopen the debate on the creation of an independent environment agency for Northern Ireland. The Department has published a discussion document on potential options for an independent environment agency and invites comments on the content of the document and any other relevant issues from organisations or individuals.


Consultation description

This discussion paper outlines the drivers and options for the creation of an independent environmental protection agency for Northern Ireland.

The purpose of the paper is to canvass the views of a wide range of stakeholders across the various sectors potentially affected by such a change. This document has been published in electronic format but a hard copy can be provided on request.

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