The Department’s major tasks are to recommend national policies which promote improvements in environmental quality, to recommend priorities among environmental programs and to assist in achieving international cooperation in dealing with environmental problems. The strategies of the Department are centered on:
Strengthening the coordination of environmental activities between government and non-government organizations.
Establishing and enforcing standards for pollution control.
Reviewing and revising, as necessary, existing environmental legislation and regulations as well as strengthening their enforcement.
Promoting environmental planning for key areas of development such as the coastal zone, islands and tourism sites.
Establishing, upgrading and maintaining information systems to store data and other information on the environment so as to facilitate planning and monitoring.
Facilitating public participation in environmental issues, through public education campaigns and district outreach activities, in order to encourage community based environmental planning and enforcement of regulations.
Ensuring that the Government’s Environmental Impact Assessment procedures are implemented for all environmentally sensitive projects.
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To foster an appreciation for the natural environment of Belize and the importance of a healthy environment in the pursuit of the social and economic well-being of all Belizeans.
To identify the major environmental problems confronting Belize and to work towards the solution of these problems.
To assist and work in close partnership with project proponents in ensuring that their projects are both environmentally and technically sound through the implementation of Government’s Environmental Impact Assessment requirements.
To have an effective compliance monitoring programme aimed at ensuring compliance with Belize’s Environmental Laws.
To continue the development of a functional process for strong intra/inter-ministerial and inter-sectoral cooperation which is essential in addressing environmental issues.
To work closely with local, regional and international agencies and organizations on environmental issues.
To develop and promulgate new regulations and standards for the prevention and control of pollution aimed at ensuring a greater and healthier quality of life for all Belizeans.