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Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment

Dep. Of Environment (CY)

The Department of the Environment represents the coordination service for government programs for the protection of the environment.

Head of the technical committee on environmental impact assessments, advises on environmental policy, is in charge of ensuring the implementation of environmental policy, administers the Law on the control of water pollution, coordinates the process for the adoption of the policy and legislation environment of the European Union, coordinates the cooperation of government agencies with international agencies and promotes environmental awareness, training and information.

The Department of the Environment is also the national focal point for the Commission for Sustainable Development, INFOTERPA, UNEP, the Basel Convention, CITES, the Montreal Protocol, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention on Climate Change, etc …

It also deals with legal and regulatory issues for the implementation of the Habitat Directive in the territory of Cyprus.

It is also responsible for the protection and management of the Natura 2000 network in Cyprus and is also the national contact point for the LIFE program.


    • Amfipoleos 6, 2025 Strovolos Nicosia, Cyprus

    • +357 22408300



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