The Ministry of Environment and Natural Beautification is to promote and facilitate the sustainable use of our resources by encouraging the involvement of all citizens and the integration of environmental considerations into all aspects of national development.
10th Floor Warrens Tower II
St. Michael, BB12001
Phone: 1 (246) 535-4350
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To be the lead agency in the preservation, conservation, and protection of the country’s environment and to ensuring that environmental consideration is at the heart of Barbados’ Sustainable Development agenda.
“To formulate and implement environmental management programmes that:
The Ministry of Environment and National Beautification Core Values are:
The importance of the role of the Ministry of Environment and National Beautification, within the context of the integrated planning and resource management, cannot be over-emphasized, as we continue to strive to make a positive contribution to preserve, conserve and enhance the growth of our society, economy and country as a whole, within the limitation of our existing human, financial, natural and legislative resources.
An integrated planning and resource management framework would allow the Ministry of Environment and National Beautification to mainstream all aspects of environmental concerns into the Barbados Sustainable Development Policy and Action Plan.
Fundamental environmental management areas must be, but not necessarily limited to:
Additionally, Barbados is signatory to several international and regional agreements and conventions. The below list is far from exhaustive but shows the extent of our international and regional commitment to sustainable development and the integration of environmental management. We also actively participate in international initiatives to raise global environmental awareness.
Green Economy and Sustainable Development
Climate Change, ODS Phase-out and GEF
Biodiversity Conservation and Management (Department Info)
Environmental Protection (Department Info)
Natural Heritage (Department Info)
Project Management and Coordination Unit (Department Info)
National Botanical Garden (Department Info)
National Conservation (Department Info)
Sanitation Services (Department Info)
National Beautification (Department Info)