Here, ministries and departments dealing with global warming in the European Union and selected countries around the world are examined. Among the countries examined, those in the developed world have a single ministry, or at most two, dedicated to the global warming issue and related concerns. These structures effectively focus administrative effort on this topic in these countries.
Here, this post presents administrative information on energy and environment ministries and departments drawn from a selection of a regional transnational authority (the European Union (EU)), and sovereign nations from the EU and elsewhere around the world.
Ministries and similar agencies from the EU and nine nations were chosen to be described here. Developed and developing countries from
The European Union
The EU is a political compact among, currently, 28 member nations. Its executive organization is the European Commission, which interacts with the European Parliament to enact legislation and policies.
The European Environment Agency (EEA), an agency of the EU, provides information on the environment to other bodies of the EU so that relevant, unbiased background is available for policymakers and the public.
The European Commission has several subordinate Directorates-General, among which are those for Climate Action, Energy, and the Environment. For example, the Directorate-General for the Environment developed the EU’s greenhouse gas mitigation policy (see Details).
The UK also has a Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whose areas of practice include climate change and sustainability of resources.
Norway has a Ministry of the Environment that includes Departments for Climate Change, and Nature Management, among others. It also has a Ministry of Petroleum and Energy responsible for energy production.