The Department of the Environment is headed by a Chief Environmental Officer and assisted by several technical staff. To carry out its functions, the Department’s responsibilities is programmed into five units.
Project Execution Unit
Coordinate all activities for projects being executed under the Department to ensure their successful implementation and work closely with reputable international organizations to enhance environmental prospects for Belize.
Environment Information Management Unit
Provide environmental information to the public to guide policies and strategies for informed decision-making.
Public Awareness & Outreach Unit
Educate the public on environmental matters through public education campaigns and district outreach activities, in order to encourage community based environmental planning and enforcement of regulations.
Environmental Law & Policy Unit
Advise the Government of Belize on policies relating to environmental matters and review and revise, as necessary, existing environmental legislation regulations as well as strengthening their enforcement. Email: email@example.com
Environmental Enforcement & Compliance Monitoring Unit
Ensure compliance with the Environmental Protection Act and subsequent regulations and regulate matters potentially hazardous to the environment by establishing and enforcing standards for pollution control.
Project Evaluation & EIA Unit
Examine and evaluate environmental impact assessment and risk analysis and make suitable recommendations to mitigate against harmful effects of any proposed action on the environment and ensure that the Government’s Environmental Clearance Process is implemented for all environmentally sensitive projects.