The Department of Environment (DoE), under the aegis of the Ministry of
the Presidency, is responsible for leading the transformation of Guyana
into a green state and ensuring environmental management and compliance
across the country. The DoE coordinates all sustainable transformation
actions and initiatives related to the natural and built environment,
development of comprehensive environmental policies and legislation in
keeping with the green transition and finally ensuring effective environmental
safeguards to preserve public health and securing a better life for all Guyanese.
The mandate of the Department of Environment as expressed by His Excellency President David Granger is to:
"Collaborate with the agencies responsible for the management of the extractive activities of the natural resources sector, assume responsibility for policy direction and monitoring of international environmental agreements and projects and take the lead in guiding the process in transitioning Guyana towards the development of a green economy."
The DoE has supervisory and oversight responsibilities for the Environmental Protection Agency,
Protected Areas Commission, National Parks Commission and the Wildlife Conservation and Management Commission.
The DoE also serves as a repository for the institutional mechanism for environmental compliance
and management in Guyana. The DoE works to ensure the improvement of the legal and administrative
coordination of the various sectorial initiatives related to management of Guyana's Environment.