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Department of Energy and Climate Change will appoint third sector champion - 11 March 2010

A DEFRA report sets out how the Government and the sector will work together over the next five years to tackle key environmental issues and encourage sustainable development.

It calls on third sector organisations to provide leadership on climate change, create sustainable new jobs and industries, and encourage and support people to act to combat global warming.

Angela Smith, Minister for the Third Sector, said: "The third sector's unique position means it can tackle environmental challenges through their own organisations and by harnessing the support of local communities and networks, which is where real change can be achieved."

The Department of Energy and Climate Change was formed in October 2008 and aims to focus on the challenges of climate change and providing a secure and affordable energy supply.

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