Our mission is to ensure that Eswatini’s development is environmentally, economically and socially sustainable, by means of promoting sound environmental policies, practices and development, which meets appropriate national and international standards.

Our Main Objective

The main objective for Eswatini Environment Authority (EEA) is to ensure that the environment in the Kingdom of Eswatini is treated in a proper way now and in the future. “Environment” means, without being limited to, the atmosphere, water in all its forms, land, soil and subsoil, flora, fauna, energy sources, mineral, topographical formations with energy potential, geothermal resources, living resources, landscape resources and other elements, and factors such as residues, garbage, waste and refuse, noise, living conditions in human settlements, and man-made products. EEA ensures that the environment is treated properly and monitors the development in the state of the environment.


It is mandatory for any development in Eswatini to be subjected to the Environmental Assessment process prior to implementation.


Environment means the whole or any component of:

nature, including air, land, water, soils, minerals, energy other than noise, and living organisms other than humans;

b. the interactions between the components of nature and between those components and humans;

c. physical, aesthetic and cultural qualities or conditions that affect the health and well-being of people, and unless the context otherwise requires, refers only to the environment within the territory of Eswatini or over which Eswatini exercises rights of sovereignty, and “environmental” has a corresponding meaning.