Motto: Stewards of Trinidad and Tobago’s natural resources and environment meeting current and future human, ecological and economic needs.
In March 1995 the Environmental Management Act No.3 was passed. The Act established the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) and provided for its composition, administration, financing and role.
The Authority began operations in June 1995 and now facilitates cooperation among Government Agencies, NGOs and community-based organisations. The EMA is mandated to write and enforce laws and regulations for environmental management, to educate the public about the nation’s environmental issues and to control and prevent pollution, as well as conserve natural resources.