The Environment Department was created on 1 April 2017, merging the Department of Environment, Nature and Energy and Space Flanders.
The Environment Department has the following tasks:
• the realization of a high-quality environment, in which sustainable use is made of various stocks and of the available space
• the development of an integrated environmental policy (space, environment, nature and energy) that focuses on policy preparation and implementation, broadening of public support, enforcement of regulations and policy evaluation
• cooperation with cities, municipalities and provinces for local environmental policy. Cities and municipalities are the first point of contact for citizens.
Read more at the website of the Environment Department.