Key Functions

The key functions of the ECU include:

  • To advise government on the development of coherent environmental policies
  • To promote interest, and encourage public participation in environmental matters through public awareness activities
  • To serve as the focal point for regional and international agreements on environmental issues, and monitor and report on Dominica’s compliance with the articles and decisions of the Environmental Conventions
  • To serve as the government agency with responsibility for the dissemination of information on theenvironment
  • To undertake basic research and coordinate studies on the impacts of development projects on the environment
  • To liaise with other government and private sector agencies on issues thatimpact on the environment.