Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), UK
The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is a government agency whose core purpose is to improve the current and future quality of life. Defra pursues its aim by integrating environmental, social and economic objectives, putting sustainable development into practice. A significant part of Defra’s work is concerned with preparedness for emergencies and contingencies, which fall within the remit of environment, food and rural affairs.
Darwin Initiative: The Darwin Initiative aims to assist developing countries meet their obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity through funding collaborative projects which draw on UK expertise. Projects have strong elements of research, training, capacity building, and activities, which raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity, and help people secure benefits from its sustainable use.