The Libyan Interim Constitutional Declaration (2011) does not mention environmental protection or natural resources. However, the country adopted the Law on the protection of the environment in 1982. This legislation serves as a framework for environmental protection. Furthermore, The Law on the protection and improvement of the environment was promulgated in 2003, containing general provisions on environmental protection and provides for the air, seas and marine resources, water resources, food and foodstuffs, diseases, soil, plants, wildlife, biodiversity.
There are various governmental Institutions such as the Environment General Authority (EGA), Ministry of Health (MoH), and General Water Authority (GWA). The Environment General Authority (EGA) is the major environmental authority in Libya which was first established in 1982 as the Technical Centre for Environmental Protection and then upgraded to become the environment General authority (EGA).