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Our Mission

The State Department’s Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues (EQT) is staffed by experienced scientists, lawyers, and diplomats who develop and implement U.S. foreign policy to protect air, food, soil, and biota from pollution, and promote a healthy environment by working with trade partners and multilateral institutions around the globe.

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Welcome to the new State.gov

Our new design makes it easier to find and learn about the State Department’s programs and services—from passports and visas to learning how U.S. diplomacy benefits the American people.