The Committee’s core mandate is to investigate environmental complaints against any person or Authority. It may also on its own motion investigate suspected cases of environmental degradation. Additionally, the committee is tasked to undertake public interest litigation on behalf of the citizens in environmental matters. For the Committee to be an effective environmental ombudsman in support of a clean and healthy environment
as a right for all, the Committee provides a simple avenue for access to environmental justice by all persons regardless of age, gender, race or any form of discrimination. The Committee encourages written complaints. However oral complaints can also be received and complainants may submit their complaints through third parties. The Committee does not investigate complaints that are not of environmental concern.