The Ministry of the Environment wants to be an effective and influential player and a good cooperation partner in securing sustainable development, a good environment to live in and biodiversity, both for the present and future generations.

The three departments and two support units of the ministry – Department of the Natural Environment, Department of the Built Environment, Environmental Protection Department, Administration and International Affairs and Information and Communications – are responsible for legislative and policy preparation for the Government and Parliament concerning the climate, communities, built environment, housing, biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources, and environmental protection.