The main objectives of the Department are :

(1) Integrate environmental factors into the planning and implementation of development activities and exploitation of natural resources; 

(2) Regulate development activities and exploitation of natural resources that cause environmental pollution and degradation or have the potential to cause significant residual impact on the environment;  

(3) Protect sensitive areas for the maintenance of environmental quality and stability, and;

(4) Enhance public awareness on the importance of environmental protection and conservation

THE STRATEGIES :

Environmental Planning
Environmental Assessment
Environmental Development
Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement
Environmental Information Management
Environmental Education and Extension