The Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration is committed to conserving the environment of the British Virgin Islands. It will ensure that decision-making is based on the best information available to preserve and develop the natural resources of the Territory and that the necessary legislation is put into place to support it.

This webpage will serve as the hub providing easy access to information pertaining to the environment. The Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration is working on a range of legislation, policies and strategies , on-the-ground projects, education and public awareness of environmental issues, research/studies, introduction of innovative technologies, development and establishment of incentive programmes. The Ministry intends to share vital information with the public regarding environmental initiatives.

The Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration seeks to manage the resources of the British Virgin Islands in the best way possible to ensure the prosperity of the Territory and the people of the Virgin Islands.

 

Beach Use Policy

Beach Use Policy - Draft

Beach Use Policy - Survey

 

Green Paper Introduction on the Proposed Environmental Management and Climate Adaption Bill

The Green Paper on the Proposed Environmental Management and Climate Adaptation Bill outlines Government’s approach to establishing legislation to safeguard the environment in keeping with the constitutional right to a clean and healthy environment that should be afforded to every resident of the Virgin Islands.  The proposed framework also outlines the mechanisms that the Territory will employ to adapt to the impacts of climate change.  Improved environmental management and greater awareness of the manner in which the Territory will preserve its valuable and fragile habitats, marine ecosystems and species while building resilience to climate-related hazards are critical outcomes which will ensure the sustainable use and conservation of natural resources.

BVI Green Paper - Environmental Management and Climate Adaptation