Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources

The Icelandic Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources formulates and enforces the Icelandic government policy for environmental affairs.

The ministry supervises affairs pertaining to nature in Iceland, conservation and outdoor recreation, the national parks of Iceland, climate change, the protection of animals, wild-life management, pollution prevention, planning and building matters, fire prevention, weather forecasting and avalanche-protection, surveying and cartography, forestry and soil conservation, environmental monitoring and surveillance.