MISSION: The National Environment Council (NEC) advises the Minister for Planning and Environment on the views of the public and private sectors, NGOs, local authorities and others. The government is considering expanding the NEC to a National Planning and Environment Council, since planning is a sector directly related to the environment (hence the rationale for the dual Ministry) in which public involvement should be more effectively developed than it is at present.
a. COMPOSITION (Number of members per sector): Reflects all those groups affected by environmental management measures as well as those with environmental or conservation interests. Government representation is minimal but the Council has the power to invite appropriate Government personnel to specific meetings for clarification or advice.
b. LIST OF MEMBERS/ORGANIZATIONS:
CHAIR: Minister for Planning and Environment SECRETARY: Director, Department of Environment Statutory Authorities such as NLTB, PAF, FEA, etc. Government-owned companies such as FSC, Fiji Pine, PAFCO, etc. Non-Government Organizations such as FCOSS, Soqosoqo Vakamarama, SPACHEE, Consumer Council, Food & Nutrition, National Trust, National Council of Women, etc. Chambers of Commerce and Industry Local Government Representatives University of the South Pacific