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OSTP's Environment Division ensures:
a sound scientific and technical underpinning for environmental
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.