The Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment is responsible for the delivery of policies and programmes in a number of areas including:
- natural resources
- climate change
- waste management
- air quality
- environmental policy
The department must ensure that all of its policies are in line with EU and global obligations. These policies are of vital national strategic importance and play a major underpinning role in our national economic development. The areas for which the department is responsible are, by their nature, undergoing substantial and rapid change. The department is actively responding to that change in collaboration with its agencies, other government departments and its stakeholders.
The department oversees 17 commercial, non-commercial and regulatory bodies. Each of these agencies is responsible for a specific division within the Department. View the State Bodies under the aegis of the department.