The institution fulfils its mission to determine policies for the conservation, protection and restoration of the environment and for the participatory and sustainable use of Panama's natural resources.

This is an entity whose function and purposes are policy formulation, coordination, supervision, execution of environmental actions, plans, programmes and projects framed in the National Development Plan.

This is a branch of the Executive Power of Peru and its function is to be rector of the environmental sector with the functions of designing, establishing, executing and supervising national and sectoral environmental policy.