Green Rwanda Media Review - 1 February 2021

 

Summary

  • Read remarks by President Kagame at this year's Climate Adaptation Summit. 
  • The New Times reports that two-thirds of the world’s population believe that climate change is a global emergency.
  • Kigali Today, The New Times and other outlets report that Rwandans are encouraged to use electric vehicles.
  • Taarifa, Imvaho Nshya and other outlets report that the Government plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 38% by 2030.
  • Rwanda National Police reports that police seized 72kgs of minerals from an illegal dealer in Rutsiro district.
  • KT Press reports about key projects that will transform Rwanda’s Southern Province.
  • The New Times reports that Rwandans will start owning digital land records by next year.

 

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Rwanda

 
Key Projects That Will Transform Rwanda’s Southern Province (KT Press - Monday, 01 February 2021) -- The Southern Province is arguably one of the fast-developing provinces of Rwanda, with several key infrastructure projects in several of the districts of the province to be completed this year expected to usher in economic transformation and create hundreds of jobs. Read More 
 
Gicumbi – Rulindo: Miliyari zisaga 5 zigiye gushorwa mu kwegereza abaturage amazi meza n’imihanda (Kigali Today - Sunday, 31 January 2021) -- Muri uyu mwaka w’ingengo y’imari wa 2020-2021, hari imishinga ikomeye uturere twateganyije ko ugomba gusozwa yarangiye, bigafasha abaturage kurushaho kwikura mu bukene. Read More 
 
Igabanyuka ry’imvura hagati y’italiki ya 1 n’iya 10 Gashyantare 2021 (Imvaho Nshya - Sunday, 31 January 2021) -- Ikigo cy’Igihugu gishinzwe Ubumenyi bw’Ikirere (Meteo Rwanda) kiratangaza ko mu gice cya mbere cy’ukwezi kwa Gashyantare 2021 (kuva taliki ya 1 kugeza ku ya 10) mu Rwanda hateganyijwe imvura iri hagati ya milimetero 0 na 75. Read More 
 
Gatsibo: Bijejwe umushinga wo kuhira imyaka hifashishijwe ikoranabuhanga amaso ahera mu kirere (IGIHE - Sunday, 31 January 2021) -- Abahinzi bagera kuri 85 bo mu Murenge wa Nyagihanga mu Karere ka Gatsibo, babwiwe ko bagiye kugezwaho umushinga w'ubuhinzi uzifashisha ikoranabuhanga rirambye mu bikorwa byo kuhira imyaka yabo cyane cyane ibigori n'ibishyimbo, none barategereje baraheba. Read More 
 
Editorial: People believe climate change is a global emergency, policymakers must listen (The New Times - Friday, 29 January 2021) -- The latest report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the University of Oxford has revealed that two-thirds of the world population consider climate change to be a global emergency. Read More 
 
New Amendments On Land Tax Regime To Be Announced Soon (KT Press - Friday, 29 January 2021) -- Before the end of this month, new amendments in the disputed increases on land and immovable property tax regime will be announced, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning said this afternoon. Read More 
 
Climate change: Biden commits to ratify Kigali Amendment (The New Times - Thursday, 28 January 2021) -- US President Joe Biden has directed his administration to prepare to send the Kigali Amendment protocol to the Senate for its advice and consent to U.S. ratification. Read More 
 
Survey: Two-thirds of people think climate change is a global emergency (The New Times - Thursday, 28 January 2021) -- At least two-thirds of the world’s population believe that climate change is a global emergency that requires urgent action to combat, a new survey has indicated. Read More 
 
Nyagatare: Imyaka ibaye itandatu imvubu zonera abaturage bakabura kivugira (Igihe - Thursday, 28 January 2021) -- Abaturage bo mu Karere ka Nyagatare mu Murenge ya Karangazi barasaba ubuyobozi kugira icyo bukora ku mvubu zibonera imyaka zikabateza igihombo none imyaka ikaba ibaye itandatu ntakirakorwa. Read More 
 
Illicit fishing threatens biodiversity in Lake Kivu (The New Times - Tuesday, 26 January 2021) -- Fish production in Lake Kivu has plunged by 28 per cent over the last two years, occasioned by illegal fishing practices, which are characterised by the use of destructive equipment. Read More
 
Kagame calls for more investment in climate adaptation (The New Times - Tuesday, 26 January 2021) -- President Paul Kagame has urged global leaders to prioritize climate adaptation in the course of the year, and beyond, citing that increased investment in the area strengthens societies for future growth and prosperity. Read More
 
Abanyarwanda barashishikarizwa gukoresha imodoka z’amashanyarazi (Kigali Today - Tuesday, 26 January 2021) -- Ikigo cy’Igihugu cyo kubungabunga Ibidukikije (REMA) cyaguze imodoka yacyo ya mbere ikoresha ingufu z’amashanyarazi mu rwego rwo gukangurira abantu n’ibigo bitandukanye, gahunda yo gukoresha imodoka zidasohora ibyuka bihumanya ikirere. Read More
 
Perezida Kagame yerekanye uko u Rwanda ruhangana n’ihindagurika ry’ikirere (Imvaho Nshya - Tuesday, 26 January 2021) -- “Mu gihe duharanira kugabanya umuvuduko w’imihindagurikire y’ikirere, tugomba no gukora ku kugabanya ingaruka zayo.” Iyo ni imwe mu mpanuro za Perezida wa Repubulika y’u Rwanda Paul Kagame, ubwo yagezaga ijambo ku bitabiriye inama y’iminsi ibiri yiga ku guhangana n’imihindagurikire y’ikirere. Read More
 
18,000 ha under risk of soil erosion around Sebeya River on course to be restored (The New Times - Tuesday, 26 January 2021) -- Landscape restoration is required on about 18,000 hectares that are under risk of soil erosion on Sebeya River catchment to reduce induced economic losses and floods that affect off-farm businesses surrounding the river. Read More
 
Transition to electric motorbikes could save Rwf9 billion annually (The New Times - Tuesday, 26 January 2021) -- The Government of Rwanda is engaging partners and private sector to promote e-mobility that could see phased adoption of electric buses, private cars and motorcycles with a goal to reduce conventional vehicle sales, transport fuel imports which are associated with gas emissions. Read More
 
Umwaka utaha abantu bazatangira gutunga ibyangombwa by’ubutaka mu ikoranabuhanga (Kigali Today - Monday, 25 January 2021) -- Ikigo cy’Igihugu gishinzwe ubutaka gitangaza ko mu mwaka utaha inyandiko z’ibyangombwa by’ubutaka zizatangira kubikwa mu buryo bw’ikoranabuhanga mu rwego rwo koroshya kubika amakuru akenewe ku butaka. Read More
 
The Five “Es” of our Ellen Campus (Gorilla Fund - Monday, 25 January 2021) -- The Fossey Fund’s entire mission is encapsulated in these four words, and when we began to design and build The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, we knew our Campus needed to reflect this critical mission before the foundations were even laid. Read More
 
Kagame Commits Rwanda’s Contribution To Global Climate Resilience (Taarifa - Monday, 25 January 2021) -- Rwanda has committed to reduce 38% in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and increase financing for climate resilience projects as well as the creation of thousands of green jobs. Read More 
 

Opening statement by H.E. Mr Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda | Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 (Climate Adaptation Summit TV - Monday, 25 January 2021) -- Opening statement by H.E. Mr Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda.Climate Adaptation Summit 2021. Watch Here

 
Engaging youth in Rwanda's mountains through education (Mountain Partnership - Wednesday, 20 January 2021) --The Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS), a member of the Mountain Partnership, is building the capacities of students, parents and teachers in Rwanda to enhance climate change resilience in schools and in their surrounding communities. Read More
 
Sector Updates
 
Rutsiro: Police seize 72kgs of minerals from illegal dealer (Rwanda National Police - Tuesday, 26 January 2021) -- An illegal mineral dealer identified as Alex Manibirimo was arrested on Monday, January 25, in Rutsiro District with about 72 kilograms of Coltan and Wolfram. Read More
 
Climate Adaptation Summit | Remarks by President Kagame (President Kagame Official Website - Monday, 25 January 2021) -- Excellencies, Ladies, and Gentlemen - As we work to slow the pace of climate change, we must also work to mitigate its effects. Read More
 
Across Africa 
 
Human-hippo conflicts are exploding in this pristine patch of Kenya (National Geographic - Friday, 29 January 2021) -- In May, George Mwaura went fishing with his close friend Babu along the swampy shores of Lake Naivasha, in central Kenya. “Babu was a quiet guy, a nice guy,” Mwaura recalled. “He’s the one who taught me patience. And he was quite good at fishing.” Read More
 
AFRICA: AfDB to mobilize US$25 billion for climate change adaptation (Afrik 21 - Wednesday, 27 January 2021) -- The African Development Bank (AfDB) announces the launch of a programme to mobilize USD 25 billion to accelerate climate change adaptation measures across the African continent. The AfDB is implementing this programme in partnership with the Global Centre for Adaptation (GCA) which has just opened an office in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Read More
 
Air pollution linked to irreversible sight loss: Study (CGTN Africa - Tuesday, 26 January 2021) -- Air pollution is likely to increase the risk of irreversible sight loss, according to the results of a long-term study published Tuesday. Read More
 
A Kenyan Ecologist’s Crusade to Save Her Country’s Wildlife (The New Yorker - Monday, 25 January 2021) -- Seventy miles southwest of Nairobi, the Loita Hills climb toward the sky from the red stone cleft of the Great Rift Valley. Situated beside the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara, the Loitas provide a vital watershed for migratory animals on the plains below. Forest pigs, bushbuck, black-and-white colobus monkeys, leopards, and Cape buffalo find refuge there, along with elephants that come to graze when the plains are dry. Read More
 
From Around the World
 
Biden signs 'existential' executive orders on climate and environment (BBC News - Thursday, 28 January 2021) -- US President Joe Biden has signed a series of executive orders designed to address climate change, including a new ban on some energy drilling. Read More
 
Climate change is a ‘global emergency’, people say in biggest ever climate poll (UN News - Wednesday, 27 January 2021) -- Described as the biggest climate survey yet conducted, UN Development Programme (UNDP)’s “People’s Climate Vote” poll also showed that people supported more comprehensive climate policies to respond to the challenges. The survey covered 50 countries with over half the world’s population. Read More 
 
How cities around the world are tackling climate change (Financial Times - Wednesday, 27 January 2021) -- Mayors of Los Angeles, Paris and Accra, and Mumbai's environment minister talk about how climate change is affecting each of their cities and what they are doing about it. Watch Here
 
Transforming conservation in times of crisis and opportunity (Commentary) (MONGABAY - Monday, 25 January 2021) -- “As societies respond and adapt, opportunities emerge for changing how conservation is conceptualized, practiced, and funded,” they write. “The conservation field now has a unique opportunity to accelerate efforts to build a stronger, more dynamic, more resilient field – one that can truly face up to the challenges of the present global ecological crisis.” Read More
 
Twitter Highlights
 
1.Presidency | Rwanda @UrugwiroVillage: “Investment in climate adaptation strengthens our societies for future growth and prosperity. Let’s make adaptation a priority for 2021 and beyond.” President Kagame | Climate Adaptation Summit.
 
2. Teddy Mugabo @TeddyMugabo_: "The Rwanda Green Fund (@GreenFundRw) catalyses financing for climate resilience projects and has already supported the creation of thousands of green jobs." - HE President @PaulKagame speaking at the @CASsummit2021, Climate Adaptation Summit. @MujaJeanne

3. GGGI Rwanda @GGGI_Rwanda: #ICYMI during @CASsummit2021 @theGCF NAP Project Co-ordinator, explains how @GGGI_Rwanda & @REMA_Rwanda will adopt & apply different "nature based solutions" for building #floodresilience capacities in #Rwanda. 
 
4. Ministry of Infrastructure | Rwanda @RwandaInfra: “Beyond Rwanda and across the commonwealth, it cannot be overemphasized that sustainable urbanisation is and will continue to be the main engine and enabler for the delivery of the SDGs and achieving our climate change targets.” Minister @claverGatete.