The new Environment Strategy needs to ...
…focus on results that make a difference to all our lives now and in the future. Things like:
The natural environment includes everything that is not manmade.
This means using resources (like water, timber, coal and oil) in a way that reduces harm to our environment as much as possible.
The sea has lots of wildlife and habitats – it is about one third of our natural environment.
Environmental quality is about how the environment affects human beings and other living things.
Inland and sea fishing, and farming of fish, shellfish and plants that grow in water. DAERA also protects fish stocks.
This is the part of our surroundings built by humans, including buildings and human-made spaces, like parks, roads and railways.