Welcome message

On behalf of the management and staff of the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), I am delighted to welcome you to our official website.

REMA is responsible for ensuring that environmental issues and climate change are integrated into Rwanda’s development. Specifically, we are mandated to:

•    Mainstream environmental concerns and climate change across all sectors to improve performance and                  productivity
•    Reduce Rwanda’s vulnerability to climate change
•    Control pollution and ensure environmental regulations for sustainable development are complied with 
•    Support environmental research and planning for sustainable development and livelihoods
•    Strengthen environmental governance

The Rwanda Environment Management Authority also plays an important role in the effort to achieve the national developments goals set out in Rwanda’s Vision 2050 and the National Strategy for Transformation (2018-2024).
We work with other government institutions, civil society, the private sector and academia to implement the national Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy adopted in 2011 through a programmatic mainstreaming approach.
Together with the Ministry of Environment and the Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA), we are also responsible for developing a green, circular economy approach for the country’s economic transformation with the framework of the National Strategy for Transformation.

The green, circular economy approach will ensure a low-carbon development path for our fast-growing economy through resource efficiency in all productive sectors. It will also improve human well-being and social equity, and reduce the environmental risks posed by climate change and natural disasters.   

Building a green Rwanda can only be achieved with the active participation of all Rwandans as well as our partners and stakeholders. We therefore look forward to working with citizens, public institutions as well as private and civil society organisations with renewed conviction.

On this site, you will find information on the programmes and projects that the Rwanda Environment Management Authority is implementing as well as regulations, guidelines and support for green growth and climate action. We hope that you will find this information useful.

Please do not hesitate to contact us on our hotline 3989 or by email to info@rema.gov.rw. You can find more ways to reach us on our contact page.

Thank you. Murakoze! 


Juliet Kabera
Director General, Rwanda Environment Management Authority