The Environmental Management Division (EMD) is the most recent Division in the Environment and Natural Resources Directorate to be established in April 2012
Its role is to be the focus of environmental management for the St Helena Government through the creation and implementation of policy and regulation, and the provision of advice.
For a long time the emphasis of environmental work has been on biodiversity – endemic and native species conservation and restoration. The EMD has one division dedicated to the continuation of this important work. But two other new divisions will focus on other aspects of the environment such as climate change, waste management, pollution – that also play a vital role in future development.
The EMD has three Sections:
- Environmental Assessment and Advocacy
- Nature Conservation
- Environmental Risk Management
More information on St Helena’s Environment can be viewed under the main Environment Tab