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Ihobe has signed a collaboration agreement with the Spanish Ministry of the Environment to take part at the Network of the Heads of Environment Protection Agencies

2011 February 17

The public society of environmental management of the Basque Government, Ihobe, has signed a collaboration agreement with the Spanish Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs, through the General Office of Quality and Environmental Assessment. The agreement ratifies Ihobe's participation at the Network of the Heads of Environment Protection Agencies (EPA).

Last 31st January, Fernando Barrenechea, General Manager of Ihobe, and Jesús Huertas García, General Manager of Quality and Environmental Assessment at the Spanish Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs, ratified the signature of a collaboration agreement between Ihobe and the Ministry. Through the agreement, the Ministry will suggest EPA to accept Ihobe as a full member. The network brings together environment protection agencies and similar bodies across Europe. The network exchanges views and experiences on issues of common interest to organisations involved in the practical day-to-day implementation of environmental policy.

It is linked to the European Environment Agency and its objective is to exchange views and experiences on issues of environmental policy with similar European organisations.

After signing the collaboration agreement, Ihobe will officially take part at the network's meetings and interest groups. It will also take part drawing up documents, projects or doing other activities, in co-ordination with the Spanish Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs. Ihobe has offered to transmit interesting information to other autonomous communities, in order to help in the co-ordination of the General Office of Quality and Environmental.

As a member of the EPA Network, Ihobe will exchange high value knowledge to help apply environmental policies in the Basque Country and will increase its collaboration in projects of other environmental agencies.

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