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New Ministry For Environment Gets $7.3million

A new Ministry for Environment has been formed and is responsible for protecting Fiji’s natural environment, given the vast importance that Fijian flora and fauna have for Fiji’s national development
30 Jun 2017 10:34
New Ministry For Environment Gets $7.3million

A new Ministry for Environment has been formed and is responsible for protecting Fiji’s natural environment, given the vast importance that Fijian flora and fauna have for Fiji’s national development and the cultural significance they bear for the Fijian people.

By implementing various environmental legislations, policies and programmes, the ministry will seek to drive a cultural values shift in Fijian society by expanding awareness on environmental protection and enforcing strict adherence to the laws that preserve Fiji’s environment and natural resource for future generations.

The ministry will carry out the role through the enforcement of the Environment Management Act 2005 and other legislations such as the Environment Management (EIA Process) Regulations 2007, Environment Management (Waste Disposal and Recycling) Regulations 2007, Ozone Depleting Substance Act 1998, Ozone Depleting Substances Regulations 2010, Endangered and Protected Species Act 2002 and the Litter (Amendment) Act 2010.

As the national focal point for the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, the Ministry will also be responsible for implementing the National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan.

The total budget for the Ministry of Environment in 2017-2018 is $7.3million.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

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