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World Wetlands Day: Celebrating the wonder of our wetlands to increase disaster resilience

Rwanda, on 2nd February 2017, joined the rest of the world to mark the annual World Wetlands Day, a day which is celebrated worldwide to raise public awareness of wetlands’ values and benefits. This year, the Day...[more]

LVEMPII support to livelihoods transformation reaches Huye cooperatives

As part of its flagship programme on livelihoods improvement and in support to the country’s One-Cow-per-family programme (GIRINKA), Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project Phase Two (LVEMP II) a project working under...[more]

Former Ruhondo islanders full of hope after relocating to Gashaki Green Village

It was all smiles on 20th January 2016 as Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) through “Vulnerable Ecosystem Recovery Programme (VERP) towards Climate Change resilience” donated 50 cows to former Ruhondo Lake...[more]

The Rwandan community urged to play an active role in the fight against illegal use of plastic bags in Rwanda

Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) calls on the Rwandan community to actively contribute in the fight against the illegal use and sale of plastic bags in Rwanda and urges business owners to use alternative packaging...[more]

Rwanda: Top 10 Environment Milestones for 2016

In its pursuit to build a green and climate resilience nation, Rwanda made tremendous achievements in the environment and natural resources sector. Below, we reflect on ten key environmental milestones and events that shaped...[more]

President Kagame named Champion of the Earth, receiving highest United Nations Environment Award

The United Nations Environment Programme has honoured President Paul Kagame with the 2016 Champion of the Earth award for Policy Leadership. The prize is the United Nation’s highest environmental honour and was given to...[more]

Architects in Rwanda urged to design and build green and sustainable buildings

Rwandan architects and construction industry have been urged to design and build green and sustainable structures in order to help the country achieve its vision of becoming a green and climate resilient country by...[more]

Ministries and districts urged to integrate environment issues in their planning

Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) has appealed to ministries and districts planners and environment officers to do more to integrate environment issues into their planning and budgeting process. The call comes...[more]

Rwanda and Italy sign Memorandum of Understanding on climate action

The Government of Rwanda, represented by Minister Biruta, and the Italian Government, represented by the Minister of the Environment, Land and Sea, Gian Luca Galletti, signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation towards...[more]

Rwanda joins Climate and Clean Air Coalition

Rwanda is the newest member of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition. The announcement was made during the coalition’s most recent High Level Assembly, which took place on the sidelines of the 22nd Conference of the Parties to...[more]

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