Promote sustainable use and access to the Kingdom's land and natural resources

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The Ministry is guided by its commitments to the National Agenda (TSDF II), relevant established policies, and international conventions inclusive of the 2030 Global Agenda.

  • Administer all matters concerning the lands of the Kingdom of Tonga under the Tongan Constitution and Land Act.
  • Ensure that the laws of the Kingdom of Tonga relating to the management and protection of lands and natural resources are implemented, enforced and reviewed, in accordance with national and international obligations to global conventions and laws.
  • Prepare plans, policies and legislations to ensure efficient service delivery to the people and effectively carry out the monitoring of impacts on the lands, and natural resources and devise protection measures.
  • Advise Government in relation to matters of lands, natural resources and the protection and conservation of natural resources and the promotion of sustainable development.
  • Liaise with other Government departments and agencies in relation to issues affecting the lands, natural resources, climate change and environment and assist in meeting their obligations related to the protection of the land rights and the sustainable development of natural resources of the Kingdom of Tonga consistent with objects of relevant Acts.
  • Facilitate, conduct and participate in scientific research on matters of cultural and economic values of lands and natural resources.
  • Facilitate participation of the public and non-government organizations in the protections of lands and natural resources in the Kingdom of Tonga.
  • Plan and manage all developments in the kingdom, in-order to achieve better and sustainable development outcomes for the people of Tonga.
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