OSTP: Environment Division

OSTP's Environment Division ensures:
  1. a sound scientific and technical underpinning for environmental policies, and
  2. an interagency R&D strategy for environment and natural resource issues.
Priority policy areas include global climate change, ozone depletion, loss of biological diversity, desertification, deforestation, pesticides and toxic substances, urban and regional air quality, environmental technologies, water quality, hazardous a1nd solid waste, natual hazards, and marine pollution. The Division also has responsibility for promoting risk analysis and environmental education programs, and supporting the development of regional ecosystem approaches to environmental protection.

Robert Watson
Associate Director for Environment

Relevant OSTP Publications and Testimony:

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