The EMB is mandated to implement the following national environmental laws:

PD 1586 (Environmental Impact Statement System)
RA 6969 (Toxic Substances and Hazardous Waste Management Act of 1990)
RA 8749 (Clean Air Act of 1999)
RA 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000)
RA 9275 (Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004)
RA 9512 (Environmental Awareness and Education Act of 2008)

Under E.O. 192, EMB is mandated to provide research and laboratory services; and serve as secretariat in the adjudication of pollution cases.
Under E.O. 320, EMB is designated as the secretariat of the Designated National Authority for CDM of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change


To protect, restore and enhance environmental quality towards good public health, environmental integrity and economic viability<


A Nation empowered to protect our finite natural resources, attuned to the pursuit of sutainable development, for a clean and healthy environment that enhances the Filipino Quality of life for present and future generations

International Commitments

  • Vienna Convention for the Protection of Ozone Layer
  • Montreal Protocol on the Protection of the Ozone Layer
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol
  • Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal
  • Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Use
  • Other International Commitments