Green Rwanda Media Review - 10 December 2018

This week marks the 24th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change - COP24. Rwanda has a delegation attending the meeting in Poland. Follow @EnvironmentRw for live updates and view photos below.

 

Summary

  • Reuters writes that UN climate negotiators sweat over detail and divides at COP24
  • Xinhua reports that Rwanda allocated land to the first ever green city pilot project.
  • Rwanda Inspirer reports that waste recycling remains a big challenge to Rwanda’s environment.
  • Inter Press Service reports that Rwanda is to build an Ecotourism Park in Kigali.
  • Taarifa reports that Rwanda Targets $1.5 Billion By 2024 as it celebrates International Mining Day 2018.
  • Igihe reports that Home Rwanda Safaris will give a tour to Rwandans in Akagera Park as the year ends.
  • Cooling Post reports that Denmark and Croatia ratified the Kigali Amendment.

 

Upcoming Events

3-15 December: COP24 UN Climate Talks, Poland

 

Rwanda

Nyarugenge: Rotary Club yakoranye umuganda n’abaturage wo gutera ibiti, inishyurira mituweli abatishoboye (Igihe - Sunday, 9 December 2018) -- Abanyamuryango ba Rotary Club bifatanyije n’abaturage bo mu Murenge wa Mageragere mu Karere ka Nyarugenge mu muganda wo gutera ibiti 1000 byiganjemo iby’imbuto n’imitako, inishyurira ubwisungane mu kwivuza imiryango 100. Read More

Kamonyi: Urubyiruko ruri mu buhinzi rwahize gutera miliyoni 100 z’ibiti by’imbuto (Umuseke - Sunday, 9 December 2018) -- Kuri uyu wa Gatandatu Ihuriro Nyarwanda ry’Urubyiruko rukora ubuhinzi n’ubworozi kinyamwuga (Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum) rwatangaje ko ruteganya gutera ibiti by’imbuto bugera kuri miliyoni 100 mu Gihugu hose, bikazakorwa mu myaka itanu. Read More

Mu mezi atandatu abantu barenga 200 bishwe n’ibiza (Igihe - Sunday, 9 December 2018) -- Mu bice bitandukanye by’igihugu, ibiza byatewe n’imvura nyinshi yaguye mu mezi atandatu ashize byahitanye ubuzima bw’abantu basaga 200 byangiza n’ibindi bitandukanye. Read More

Kaminuza ya Kigali igiye kwakira inzobere ziziga ku mabuye y’agaciro muri Afurika (Igihe - Saturday, 8 December 2018) -- Kaminuza ya Kigali (University of Kigali), kuri iki cyumweru izakira inama ikomeye izahuza abarimu ba Kaminuza, abanyeshuri n’abandi bavuye ku mugabane wa Afurika, bahuriye mu muryango African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA)’. Read More

Meet Akagera’s Latest (and fluffiest) Members Of The K9 Anti-poaching Team (Taarifa - Saturday, 8 December 2018) -- These four-month-old puppies have just begun their training to become members of Akagera’s canine anti-poaching team. They are starting with the basics – like learning their name, how to sit and stay, and how to walk on a leash. Read More

Denmark and Croatia ratify Kigali (Cooling Post - Friday, 7 December 2018) -- DENMARK/CROATIA: The number of countries to have ratified the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol has risen to 62 with the addition of Denmark and Croatia. Read More

New report raises red flag over lack of waste treatment system in cities (The New Times - Friday, 7 December 2018) -- The City of Kigali and the six secondary cities suffer the most from lack of centralised waste treatment facilities as well as systems to recycle solid waste collected from these urban areas. Read More

Urukiko rw’Ubujurire rwagumishijeho igifungo cy’imyaka 10 ku bashinjwa gucuruza amahembe y’inzovu (Igihe - Friday, 7 December 2018) -- Urukiko rw’Ubujurire rwateye utwatsi ubujurire bwa Reverien Nshimiyimana wahamijwe gufunga imyaka 10 no gutanga ihazabu y’ibihumbi 500 Frw kubera gufatanwa amahembe y’inzovu. Read More

Rwanda allocates land to first ever green city pilot project: official (Xinhua - Friday, 7 December 2018) -- Rwanda has granted 620 hectares of land on the outskirts of capital Kigali to establish the country's first ever green city pilot project, an official announced on Thursday. Read More

Umushyikirano: Were the 2017 energy resolutions implemented? (The New Times - Thursday, 6 December 2018) -- In December last year, the 15th National Umushyikirano Council convened in Kigali and, among things, discussed the National Strategy for Transformation, values for prosperity, and the youths as the drivers for transformation. Read More

Rutsiro: Imiryango isaga 8000 yahawe amashanyarazi mu mwaka umwe n’igice (Igihe - Thursday, 6 December 2018) -- Abatuye n’abakorera mu mirenge y’Akarere ka Rutsiro, batangiye kubyaza inyungu amashanyarazi bahawe na Sosiyete y’u Rwanda Ishinzwe Ingufu (REG), batandukana n’umwijima kimwe n’igihombo baterwaga no kutayagira. Read More

Waste recycling remains a big challenge to Rwanda’s environment (Rwanda Inspirer - Thursday, 6 December 2018) -- Rwanda is striving to be a green growth based country by developing different policies and stringent strategies in a bid to reduce carbon emissions and be a climate change resilient country. However, waste management, especially recycling is still lacking. Read More

Abaturage 99% ntibishimira ibihumbi 30 Frw byo kwandukuza ubutaka habayeho ubugure (Igihe - Wednesday, 5 December 2018) -- Ubushakashatsi bwakozwe n’Impuzamiryango iharanira uburenganzira bwa muntu (Cladho), bwagaragaje ko abaturage batishimiye amafaranga 30 000, basabwa mu gihe bandukuza ubutaka habayeho ubugure (mutation). Read More

Rwanda And Russia Sign Deal To Set Up Nuclear Energy Station In Rwanda (Taarifa - Wednesday, 5 December 2018) -- Rwanda and Russia have signed a co-operation agreement aimed at the construction of a Center for Nuclear Science and Technology (CNST) and of a Nuclear Power Plant in Rwanda for peaceful use. Read More

The Mafunzo Gorilla Family Has New Baby (Taarifa - Wednesday, 5 December 2018) -- The newest mountain gorilla group: Mafunzo’s group, has a new baby born. Read More

Home Rwanda Safaris igiye gusoza umwaka itembereza abanyarwanda muri pariki y’Akagera (Igihe - Tuesday, 4 December 2018) -- Sosiyete itembereza ba mukerarugendo Home Rwanda Safaris, igiye korohereza abanyarwanda babyifuza gusoza umwaka basura ibyiza by’u Rwanda by’umwihariko ibiri muri pariki y’Akagera. Read More

Young innovators impress at Made-in-Rwanda Expo (The New Times - Tuesday, 4 December 2018) -- At the just-concluded Made-in-Rwanda Expo, young innovators and entrepreneurs made lasting impressions with some innovative products. Read More

Rwanda Targets $1.5 Billion By 2024, Celebrates International Mining Day 2018 (Taarifa - Tuesday, 4 December 2018) -- Rwanda Targets $1.5 Billion By 2024, Celebrates International Mining Day 2018. Read More

RDB Awards Local Youth With Gorilla Trekking Experience (Taarifa - Monday, 3 December 2018) -- RDB (Rwanda Development Board) yesterday gave 7 local 15 year olds, who were accompanied by their guardians, a unique gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National Park as part of its efforts to instill a culture of conservation in Rwandan youth. Read More

Rwanda to Build Ecotourism Park in Kigali (Inter Press Service - Sunday, 2 December 2018) -- Rwanda’s capital city Kigali will be home to a 134 hectare urban park in the city’s biggest valley in 2020. The Nyandungu Urban Wetland Eco-Tourism Park will conserve wetlands and habitat for wildlife while providing walking and cycling trails, fish ponds and botanical gardens for residents and tourists. Read More

Women are capable of bringing change to their environment – First Lady Jeannette Kagame (The New Times - Saturday, 1 December 2018) -- First Lady Jeannette Kagame has said that women and girls are capable of bringing about significant change to their environment, despite obstacles that stand in the way of their advancement. Read More

BRD launches tree planting drive to mitigate disasters (The New Times - Tuesday, 27 November 2018) -- The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) has embarked on planting trees to reduce adverse effects of drought as well as exposure to wind which often destroys residential houses and other buildings in Eastern Province. Read More

Strengthening Africa’s climate resilience (The New Times - 4 December 2018) -- The fight against climate change could be reshaped in the final month of the year, with the just-completed G20 summit in Argentina followed this week and next by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) in Katowice, Poland. Read More

Dr. Vincent Biruta - Minister of Environment, Republic of Rwanda (Climate Vulnerable Forum - Wednesday, 21 November 2018) -- Video Statement from Vincent Biruta (Minister for Environment, Republic of Rwanda) at The CVF Virtual Summit, 2018. Read More

 

Across Africa

Cocoa firms blamed for failing to arrest Africa deforestation (Standard Digital - Monday, 10 December 2018) -- Major chocolate companies have failed to keep a promise they made a year ago to stop forests in West Africa from being destroyed for cocoa production, a campaign group said on Friday. Read More

Africa: Developing Nations Say Swifter Climate Action Depends On Cash to Pay for It (All Africa - Thursday, 6 December 2018) -- Katowice, Poland — Developing countries with fewer resources to cut carbon emissions and adapt to climate change cannot step up their efforts to combat global warming unless they get more support in the form of funding and technology, they said on Thursday. Read More

African Countries Deserve an Enhanced Climate Ambition (All Africa - Tuesday, 4 December 2018) -- Nairobi — African countries have been at the climate-change negotiating table for more than 20 years. The continent faces some of the most severe impacts of climate change, but questions remain over its adaptive capacity despite this engagement. Read More

 

From Around the World

UN climate negotiators sweat over detail and divides at COP24 (Reuters - 9 December 2018) -- Halfway through talks to breathe life into the Paris climate deal negotiators haggled over how to share the cost of curbing global warming and struggled to bridge deep political divides. Read More

'Brutal news': global carbon emissions jump to all-time high in 2018 (The Guardian - Wednesday, 5 December 2018) -- Global carbon emissions will jump to a record high in 2018, according to a report, dashing hopes a plateau of recent years would be maintained. It means emissions are heading in the opposite direction to the deep cuts urgently needed, say scientists, to fight climate change. Read More

South Western Railway relents and allows use of reusable cups (The Guardian - Wednesday, 5 December 2018) -- A rail operator has done a U-turn and agreed to let passengers use their own reusable cups for hot drinks bought on board its trains after criticism by environmental campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Read More

World Bank announces $200 billion to finance countries’ resilience to climate change (Rwanda Inspirer - Tuesday, 4 December 2018) -- The World Bank Group today announced a major new set of climate targets for 2021-2025, doubling its current 5-year investments to around $200 billion in support for countries to take ambitious climate action. The new plan significantly boosts support for adaptation and resilience, recognizing mounting climate change impacts on lives and livelihoods, especially in the world’s poorest countries. The plan also represents significantly ramped up ambition from the World Bank Group, sending an important signal to the wider global community to do the same. Read More

 

Sector Updates

Photos: COP24 - NDC Partnership Event - Preparing Projects for Raised Ambition Through NDCs (Ministry of Environment Flickr - 10 December 2018) -- View Photos

Photos: COP24 Event - AfDB & GGGI Africa Green Growth Readiness Assessment (Ministry of Environment Flickr - 10 December 2018) -- View Photos

Photos: 3rd High Level Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Finance at COP24 UN Climate Talks (Ministry of Environment Flickr - 10 December 2018) -- View Photos

Photos: Rwanda's Delegation to the COP24 UN Climate Talks in Katowice, Poland (Ministry of Environment Flickr - 10 December 2018) -- View Photos

Photos: LDC Ministerial Briefing and Launch of the LDC Initiative for Effective Adaptation and Resilience (LIFE-AR) (Ministry of Environment Flickr - 10 December 2018) -- View Photos