The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Climate Change is the ministry responsible for overseeing and managing environmental issues, natural resources, and climate change policies within the territory. Its primary goal is to ensure the sustainable use and protection of the environment while addressing the challenges posed by climate change.

It's core functions include:

  • Environmental Policy Development: The ministry formulates and implements policies and regulations related to environmental protection, conservation, and sustainable development. 
  • Natural Resource Management: The ministry is responsible for the management and conservation of natural resources such as forests, water bodies, wildlife, minerals, and land. 
  • Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: The ministry plays a crucial role in addressing climate change by developing and implementing strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to its impacts.
  • Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement: The ministry monitors environmental quality and ensures compliance with environmental regulations.
  • Public Awareness and Education: The ministry promotes environmental awareness among the public, encouraging sustainable practices and behavior changes. 
  • International Cooperation: The ministry often engages in international collaborations, partnerships, and negotiations to address global environmental challenges. 

Mission Statement:

The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change envisions sound stewardship of our natural resources, and an established viable land and marine economic system by implementing a robust legal and policy framework that fosters sustainable best management practices. 

Vision Statement:

To effectively manage and administer the natural resources of the Territory in a manner that ensures long-term sustainability


The Minister of Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change subjects include:

  1. Administration of Crown Lands (except Wickham’s Cay, including the seabed)
  2. Agriculture
  3.  Alternative Energy
  4. Climate Change
  5. Coastal Zone Management
  6. Cooperatives
  7. Environment
  8. Fisheries
  9. Food Security
  10. Forestry
  11. Geology
  12. Land Policy
  13. Land Reclamation
  14. Land Registration
  15.  Minerals and Mining
  16. National Parks and Marine Parks
  17. Nature Conservation
  18. Registration Apprenticeship Training Employment Development (RATED) Programme
  19. Survey
  20. Veterinary