Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada




Nova Scotia Environment consists of the following divisions:

Environmental Health and Food Safety Division
Nova Scotia Environment’s new Environmental Health and Food Safety Division includes roles and responsibilities from:
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Department of Health and Wellness
  • Department of Natural Resources
The Policy division is responsible for building capacity for policy and planning functions of the department, ensuring effective business operations and managing the environmental assessment program.
Sustainability and Applied Science
The Sustainability and Applied Science Division provides subject matter expertise, policy development, program leadership and support to the department and the province. The team focuses on mitigating short term environmental impacts using regulatory, policy and educational tools as well as advancing the long-term environmental and economic sustainability of the province by promoting innovative and creative approaches towards environmental protection and sustainable development.