The goals and objectives of this Policy are to ensure the sustainable, productive and equitable development, use and management of the country’s natural resources.
The aim is to compliment socioeconomic development initiatives of the country. The policy challenges and seeks to remove inefficient, onerous and outdated legal, administrative, management and other barriers that affect the planning, use, control, development, protection and conservation of Jamaica’s physical resources. It allows for the development and implementation of a rational set of strategies, programmes and
projects to facilitate stable and sustainable development.