To ensure that the exploration, exploitation and development of energy are environmentally friendly.
This Unit will perform the following activities:-
(i) Monitor compliance with Environmental Management Plans (EMP) of operators in the Ministry;
(ii) Instigate environmental audits to evaluate the performance of existing operators in the energy sector and identify areas for improvement;
(iii) Advise on policy and legal reviews on environmental management in the energy sector in collaboration with Vice President’s Office (Division of Environment);
(iv) Install, manage, maintain and ensure proper function of the environmental management database;
(v) Monitor environmental protection compliance in exploration projects for oil and gas;
(vi) Monitor environmental protection compliance in petroleum and gas storage and transportation;
(vii) Oversee the implementation of strategies to minimize adverse social-economic impacts due to oil and gas exploration and exploitation activities; and
(viii) Undertake strategic environmental assessment of the energy sector on sectoral legislation, regulations, policies, plans, strategies and programs.
This Unit will be led by a Principal Officer in a relevant field.