The Ministry of Environment was established to ensure the conservation, protection and development of the environment. It also ensures the safeguard of green and climate resilience for growth of the economy.
Protecting the environment for the safeguard of green and climate resilient Rwanda for growth of the economy.
Responsibilities of the Ministry of Environment
As stipulated in the Prime Minister’s Order Nº 131/03 Of 23/12/2017 Determining Mission and Functions, Organisational Structure, Job Profiles, Salaries and Fringe Benefits for Employees of the Ministry of Environment (MoE), the Ministry of Environment has the following main responsibilities:
1° To develop and disseminate the environment and climate change policies, strategies and programs through:
a. to develop strategies to promote partnership and enhance capacity of private sector to invest in activities of environment and climate change for sustainable economic development;
b. to develop laws and regulations to ensure protection of the environment and conservation of natural ecosystems;
c. to develop institutional and human resources capacities in environment and climate change.
2° To monitor and evaluate the implementation and mainstreaming of environment and climate change policies, strategies and programs across all sectors, especially productive sector;
3° To oversee and evaluate institutions under its supervision by providing guidance on the implementation of specific programs to be realised by the institutions under its supervision and local government;
4° To mobilise the necessary resources for the development, protection and conservation of the environment for the climate change adaptation and mitigation.