The main tasks and functions of the department:
1. Participation in the implementation of a unified state policy in the field of environmental protection and rational use of natural resources, use and protection of subsoil in accordance with the law.
2. Coordination of projects of placing, building and reconstruction of objects that have a negative impact on fish resources.
3. Review of the preliminary coordination of placing objects on the territory of Minsk.
4. Consideration of land allotment projects.
5. Consideration of placement schemes of the investment objects on the territory of Minsk.
6. The organization of propaganda of ecological knowledge, participation in the creation of the system of ecological education, interaction with public organizations (associations),etc.