Environmental science is the study of the Earth’s physical, chemical and biological processes and human interactions with these processes. It uses a multidisciplinary perspective to consider approaches to protect, preserve and manage the environment. Environmental science has become more important in recent years because of the need to protect the natural and human environment for present and future generations.
Environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity conservation, waste and natural resource management, energy production and the protection of human health are now high on the agenda of all governments, resulting in stricter norms and standards. This, in turn, has created a greater need for environmental scientists with appropriate knowledge and training.