Act on CO2 -
Cross-government initiative highlighting how individuals can make a difference and includes a CO2 calculator to work out personal carbon footprint.
Council for Science and Technology
Independent advisory body on science and technology policy issues. Includes details of membership and meetings, and a collection of their reports.
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
Created in 2008 to bring together energy policy (previously with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) and climate change mitigation policy (previously with Defra). Includes information about their ministerial team, strategies, and programmes.
Drinking Water Inspectorate
Responsible for assessing and regulating the quality of drinking water in England and Wales. Includes information about their services, consumer advice, and technical papers.
The Food and Environment Research Agency
Purpose is to support and develop a sustainable food chain, a healthy natural environment, and to protect the global community from biological and chemical risks.
Aims to help government think systematically about the future, using scientific and other evidence, and futures analysis. Describes their active projects, with news and contacts.
The Parliamentary and Scientific Committee -
Providing a long-term liaison between Parliamentarians and scientific bodies, science-based industry and the academic world. Includes information on meetings and publications.
Pesticides Safety Directorate
Established to control and regulate pesticides used in agriculture, horticulture and in the garden. Information about their services, research, codes of practice, and a database of approved products.
Sustainable Development Commission
Until March 2011, the Government's independent watchdog on sustainable development; now provides an archive of their evidence-based public reports on contentious environmental, social and economic issues.