Our purpose is "to secure a healthy environment in which we and future generations can prosper."
This is why we're here. Defra helps people adapt to the changes involved in building a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy. We deal with environmental risks and work towards securing a sustainable society and a healthy environment.
Our priorities -we focus on achieving these through everything we do - are to:
Secure a healthy natural environment for us all and deal with environmental risks
Promote a sustainable, low-carbon and resource-efficient economy
Ensure a thriving farming sector and a sustainable, healthy and secure food supply
We lead for Government on the Public Service Agreement (PSA) on the natural environment.