The Environmental Coordinating Unit (ECU) of the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Physical Planning and Fisheries, was established by Cabinet Decision in 1999, to coordinate environmental activities in Dominica and to serve as the focal point for the implementation of all Multilateral Environmental Agreements to which Dominica is a signatory.

The ECU is a small Unit with five professional staff members. The Director of the Unit is paid by the Government of Dominica, while the other staff members are paid under the projects they manage and help implement. The Unit also contracts local and international Consultants.