The Bahamas Environment, Science & Technology (BEST) Commission was established in 1994. The BEST Commission manages the implementation of multilateral environmental agreements and reviews environmental impact assessments (EIA) and environmental management plans (EMP) for development projects within The Bahamas. As part of the Ministry of Environment and Housing, the BEST Commission works closely with various agencies to achieve the country’s goals of a comprehensive system of environmental management.
The Commission and its environmental officers work on:
- Coordinating the review of commercial, industrial, and residential development projects under consideration by the Government of The Bahamas.
- As one of the world’s hotspots in terms of biological diversity, The Bahamas is a haven for researchers. The BEST Commission is currently responsible for reviewing applications and issuing permits for academic research.
- Reviewing the environmental aspects of various government infrastructure projects and responds to queries regarding the environment and environmental planning and protection.
For more information on BEST and their work, visit: www.best.gov.bs