The Environment and Conservation Division (ECD) forms part of the Kiribati Government’s Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development. Its mandate is to safeguard the natural environment upon which life depends and to protect human health.
ECD Vision Statement:
“The People of Kiribati continue to enjoy a safe and healthy environment that is resilient to the impacts of global climate change and one that supports livelihoods, human health, and sustainable development”
ECD’s operational work programs are implemented by different Units within the Division. These Units are known as the Biodiversity and Conservation Unit (BCU), Climate Change Unit (CCU), Environment Inspectorate Unit (EIU), Development Control Unit (DCU), Chemical and Waste Management Unit (CMWU), Environment Outreach Unit (EOU) and the Wildlife Conservation Unit (WCU) which is based in Kiritimati Island. The operation and administrative matters of ECD are guided and supervised by the ECD management team comprising the Director and the Deputy Director who directly report to the Secretary of MELAD.