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The natural environment plays a major role in delivering prosperity and wellbeing, therefore we must ensure it is embedded as a matter of course throughout our work.

At the Environment Board our vision is to Achieve Sustainable Growth. Our work is divided into five priority groups: Flood & Water Management, Resilience / Adaptation, Waste, Energy and Natural Capital & Heritage.

Each group has its own work programme but collectively we work as an Environment Board to ensure the benefits of looking after the environment in terms of economic prosperity and our wellbeing is well understood and environmental considerations influence decision making.   Sustainable growth is more achievable where we value our natural and heritage capital, build in resilience, manage our natural resources and minimise and manage our waste properly.  We aim to work with and influence the actions of our key partners including central government, local authorities and the  commercial, voluntary and charity sectors to ensure environment is at the top of the agenda.