Environment and nature Contact information Espoo Environment Department is the municipal authority of environmental protection and conservation in Espoo. A large part of its work is to issue and monitor various environmental permits. In addition, Environment Department provides environmental information on different topics for the city, its companies and its residents. One of the most important functions of the Department is to ensure the city's environmental viability for generations to come. Besides the Environment Department, environmental work is also done in many of the other city offices.