Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Ensuring a sustainable NSW through climate change and energy action, water management, environment and heritage conservation and protection.

Who we are

The NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) works to protect the state’s environment and heritage. It leads the way on climate change, driving the sustainable transition to a net zero economy, powered by affordable, reliable, and clean energy.

DCCEEW conserves and protects the state’s natural environment. It manages the NSW national park estate, including its rich and diverse biodiversity and Aboriginal cultural heritage for future generations.

DCCEEW also ensures sustainable management of water resources across the state, to support the environment, communities and industry.

We acknowledge the ongoing custodial responsibilities of the Aboriginal peoples of NSW to care for Country and water and are committed to establishing meaningful partnerships with Aboriginal peoples in the management of the environment.


a picture of a wind farm at sunset
NSW Climate and Energy Action

Accelerating our shift to net zero and a sustainable future for NSW.

sunset over the ocean at Port Macquarie
Environment and Heritage

Protecting and conserving our environment and heritage for a thriving and sustainable NSW.

picture of a mangrove tree on wetlands at sunset

Leading the NSW water sector in the strategic management of water to support environments, economies and communities.


2 NPWS rangers members greeting 2  campers sitting in camping chairs

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Managing the NSW’s national park estate and connecting people to nature.


epa officers collecting water samples from a river

NSW Environment Protection Authority

Guiding NSW towards a sustainable future by protecting our environment.


solar panels in a desert solar farm


Leading the design, coordination and delivery of NSW Renewable Energy Zones and priority transmission infrastructure.


2 biodiversity conservation officers in the bush taking measurements

NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust

Working with landholders to protect our most at risk habitats and species.


aerial view of an urban area

Air Quality

Monitoring and analysing data, reports and research on air quality and air pollution across NSW.


aerial view of an estuary in myall lakes national park


Helping NSW households, communities, businesses and government to understand and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

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