One of the State secretariats that make up the so-called legal cabinet of the president of Mexico. It is the office of the federal executive power responsible for ensuring sustainable development and environmental equilibrium.

This is the institution responsible for the conservation, protection and sustainable use of natural resources and the environment. To achieve its objectives, MARENA formulates, proposes, directs and supervises the fulfilment of national policies for the environment.

The institution fulfils its mission to determine policies for the conservation, protection and restoration of the environment and for the participatory and sustainable use of Panama's natural resources.