An environmental ministry is a national or subnational government agency politically responsible for the environment and/or natural resources. Various other names are commonly used to identify such agencies, such as Ministry of the Environment, Department of the Environment, Department for the Environment, Department of Environmental Protection, or Department of Natural Resources. Such agencies typically address environmental concerns such as the maintenance of environmental quality, nature preserves, the sustained use of natural resources, and prevention of pollution or contamination of the natural environment. Sometimes these tasks are undertaken by other agencies, such as ministries of agriculture or of transport.

Following is a list of environmental ministries by country:

Algeria

Argentina

Australia

Federal
States

Azerbaijan

Brazil

Bulgaria

Cambodia

Canada

National
Provincial

China, People's Republic of

Mainland China

Hong Kong

Macau

Croatia

Cuba

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Denmark

Egypt

El Salvador

Finland

France

Georgia

Logo of the Georgian Ministry of Environmental Protection
Logo of the Georgian Ministry of Environmental Protection

Germany

Greece

Guatemala

Honduras

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Iran

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Kuwait

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malaysia

Mexico

Myanmar

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Nigeria

National
States

Norway

Pakistan

Papua New Guinea

Peru

Headquarters of the Peruvian Ministry of the Environment
Headquarters of the Peruvian Ministry of the Environment

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Ministry of Environment Water and Agriculture (Saudi Arabia)

Singapore

Headquarters of the Singapore Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment
Headquarters of the Singapore Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment

South Africa


South Korea

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Switzerland

Republic of China (Taiwan)

Tanzania

Thailand

Turkey

Ukraine

United Kingdom

England

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Wales

United States

National
State

For a more comprehensive list, see List of environmental agencies in the United States.

Territory

Uruguay

Venezuela

See also

References

  1. ^ Ministry of Environment and Water (Bulgaria). Accessed: 17 November 2014.
  2. ^ Ministry of Environment, Egypt
  3. ^ "Department of Environment and Conservation in Papua New Guinea". Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Papua New Guinea Conservation & Environment Protection Authority". pngcepa.com. Retrieved 23 November 2020.