The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources was realigned in 2016 through Government Gazette Number 836 of 2016. This re-alignment saw the removal of the function of environmental protection from the Ministry. The Ministry is responsible for land administration, forest management and climate change programmes coordination.
The Ministry consists of eight (8) departments namely: Human Resource and Administration, Lands, Survey, Lands and Deeds, Forestry, Climate Change and Natural Resource Management, Finance and Planning and Information departments. In addition, the Ministry is responsible for the Zambia Forestry College and the following statutory bodies and Institutions: Lands Tribunal and Survey Control Board.