The Environmental Management Authority (EMA)
The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) is a statutory body established by the Government if Trinidad and Tobago in June 1995 under the Environmental Management Act (Chap. 35:05).
Under the Act, the EMA is mandated to:
- Draft and enforce laws and regulations for environmental management
- Educate the public about the nation's environmental issues through awareness programmes
- Consider applications for Certificates of Environmental Clearance to new development projects that may impact the environment.
- Request an Environmental Impact Assessment from the developer when required
- Co-ordinate environmental functions performed by organisations and persons in Trinidad & Tobago
- Provide for the designation and protection of environmentally sensitive species and areas
- Develop and establish environmental standards and criteria
- Make recommendations for the rationalization of all governmental entities performing environmental functions
- Establish and co-ordinate institutional linkage locally, regionally and internationally
The EMA is committed to contributing to the sustainable development of Trinidad and Tobago by performing environmentally responsible behaviours through legislation, regulation, education and co-ordination.
The Environmental Management Authority
The Honourable Ganga Singh
Minister of the Environment and Water Resources
Dr. Joth Singh
Managing Director / CEO