The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM) is responsible, through its Environment and Conservation Division (ECD) for ensuring that development activities are carried out in an environmentally friendly manner within the Solomon Islands.

The Division is responsible for Environmental Impact Assessments and the Issuing of Development Consents for development activities under the Environment Act 1998 and the Environment Regulation 2008.

The aim of these measures is to promote environmentally sound and sustainable development through the identification of appropriate mitigation measures.

They also protect the quality and productivity of the natural environment and play a role in predicting, avoiding, minimizing or offsetting the adverse significant environmental, social and other relevant effects of development proposals.

In terms of the formulation of effective policies, these measures also provide information for decision-making on the environmental consequences of any proposed developments.