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Directorate of Environment

Agency Responsibilities

  • Coordinating with universities and specialized institutions to develop the appropriate academic programs to provide human resources training that is necessary to support the environment sector in the Kingdom.
  • Coordinating with specialized international and regional organizations to benefit from their expertise in environmental protection and biodiversity conservation, as well as combating desertification, limiting the impacts of climate change.
  • Activating partnerships with environmental voluntary non-profit associations and control its governing activities.
  • Ensuring effectiveness and suitability of programs and procedures carried out by the General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection to prevent or reduce the risks of environmental pollution and environmental disasters, as well as respon
  • Supervising the environmental awareness raising programs.
  • Identifying and pursuing privatization and investment opportunities in the fields of environmental protection and biodiversity conservation, protection of national parks, and meteorology in coordination with the relevant authorities in the Ministry.
  • Developing climate change adaptation plans and programs in cooperation with the competent authorities, strengthening actions at the national level, reducing the effects of climate change, and combating desertification.
  • Supervising, conserving, monitoring, and developing national parks and lands, as well as regulating the sustainable environmental management and protection to promote ecotourism.
  • Supervising, conserving, monitoring, and developing pastures and public forests, as well as regulating the sustainable environment management and conservation.
  • Conducting research and studies regarding environmental protection, wildlife, pastures, forests, national parks and combating desertification.
  • Representing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the regional and international environmental forums, conferences, conventions and protocols and ensuring the implementation of its commitment in a complementary manner with The General Authority of Meteorolog
  • Activating environmental control and environmental monitoring, issuing environmental licenses and permits, and developing capacities and competencies and other operational procedures developed by the two authorities.
  • Ensuring effectiveness and suitability of programs and procedures carried out by The General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection and The Saudi Wildlife Authority regarding the implementation of their strategies and plans.
  • Establishing plans and implementation mechanisms proposed by The General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection and The Saudi Wildlife Authority.
  • Developing policies, legislations، rules, strategies and regulatory frameworks that are related to meteorology and environmental protection and development.
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