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Inter-Ministerial Committee on Environment, Nature Conservation, and Tourism

Ministère de l'Environnement, Conservation de la Nature, et Tourisme, Direction Développement Durable



No longer active


Mission Statement

The Committee was responsible for reviewing all projects, programmes, and activities that affect the environment. It also assisted the Ministry of Environment in conducting activities.

Composition and Membership

This Committee was originally established by law in 1975.

President: The Minister of Environment.

Members of the Committee include Ministers whose portfolios address environmental issues in some way; private sector (including the Enterprise Federation of the Congo); civil society; research centres and universities; and local authorities. The Committee has an Executive Secretary to coordinate its activities, as well as national commissions for each sector.

Role and Functions

  • advising on government policy or making policy recommendations, including NSDS

Recent Activities

The Committee has helped prepare the national delegation for Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) negotiations, led the negotiations, and worked to implement MEAs to which the DRC is a Party.