SCE’s Executive Staff manages SCE’s technical, administrative and financial affairs. It is headed by H.E. Dr. Mohammed Mubarak bin Dainah, Chief Executive Office of the Supreme Council for Environment, assisted by a number of aides. The Executive Staff oversees all assignments, responsibilities and roles as mandated by the Cabinet. The Executive Staff also collaborates and coordinates with all relevant ministries, agencies, institutions and entities in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and may communicate with such entities to provide the SCE with all information, data and studies as may be required for the SCE to perform its functions.
The Executive Staff follows up the implementation of plans, policies, regulations, resolutions, procedures and directives which are concerned with the conservation of the environment. The Executive Staff also reviews and proposes all codes related to the environment, and enlists the aid of international environmental research institutes as well as organizations and associations concerned with the environment, in Bahrain and abroad. This includes supervision of research and studies concerned with pollution and monitoring its negative impact on health, natural habitat and human environment in the Kingdom of Bahrain. To this effect, the Executive Staff may take precautionary measures and necessary action to prevent all forms of environmental pollution.
The Executive Staff also reviews, and discusses plans and regulations developed by various relevant ministries, agencies, institutions and entities in Bahrain which perform environmental activities, and proposes solutions, programs, projects and recommendations for any problems or proposals which are referred to the SCE by the Cabinet or by any governmental or non-governmental entities concerned with the activities of the SCE.
The Executive Staff also contributes to the realization of SCE’s aspirations related to the planning and development policy in the Kingdom of Bahrain, with the aim of ensuring that development projects are developed, implemented and followed up without causing adverse effects on environmental resources, thus ensuring the conservation of Bahrain’s natural habitat and human environment. This involves Executive Staff regulation of public and private sector activities affecting the environment.
The Executive Staff analyzes the nature of environmental resources including soil, water and energy, and proposes techniques to prevent deterioration and reduced efficiency, by developing required constraints to minimize waste and depletion. The Executive Staff also studies the nature of coastal regions and marine environment and proposes recommendations for the protection and development of their resources. It also develops preventive measures to avoid marine pollution by all types of power sources, materials and activities, the misuse of which may cause environmental damage and pollutants. The Executive Staff also contributes to the development and training of human resources in the field of environmental protection.
The Executive Staff does not overlook the importance of its role in promoting environmental culture and awareness among all segments of society. This includes organizing community educational, media, social and cultural events which contribute to strengthening community appreciation of the importance of environmental protection. The Executive Staff’s role also includes developing and implementing requisite plans and programs for training and rehabilitating technical staff in environmental disciplines.
In addition, the Executive Staff mandates procedures and restrictions on public and private sector importation of any materials or products which have a direct impact on Bahrain’s natural habitat and human environment, particularly chemical and radioactive materials. The Staff also formulates requirements for sound management of non-hazardous industrial, medical and domestic waste.