Green Rwanda Media Review - 11 November 2019

Read the latest news from the environment sector in Rwanda and across the world.

Summary

  • The Ministry of Environment reports about the launch of Forest Planting Season 2019-2020 in Rwanda.
  • The New Times reports about green innovation in Rwanda.
  • The New Times talks about how to achieve a pollution-free environment in Rwanda.
  • The Wall Street Journal reports about Rwanda's alluring mountain gorillas.
  • Jeremy Jauncy shares why Rwanda is a must visit destination for animal lovers.

Upcoming Events

  • 20 October-20 November: African Mobility Month
  • 11-15 November: African Ministerial Conference on the Environment, Durban - South Africa
  • 12-15 November 2019: Regional Executive Forum on Urban Water Supply, Kigali
  • 18-22 November: Africa GIS Conference, Camp Kigali, Organised by UR and Esri Rwanda
  • 30 November: Green City Kigali Umuganda
  • 2-13 December: UN Climate Change Conference, Madrid, Spain
  • Ongoing/Upcoming: Land Week across Rwanda

Rwanda

Bateye ibiti byitezweho kurwanya isuri yendaga gusenyera abaturage (Kigali Today - Monday, 11 November 2019) -- Abaturage batuye munsi y’umusozi wa Rebero mu karere ka Kicukiro bemeza ko ibiti 4,500 byatewe kuri uwo musozi bizabarinda isuri yari igiye kuzabasenyera, bakavuga ko bahoranaga ubwoba mu gihe cy’imvura. Read More

Kicukiro: Hatewe ibiti 4.500 bizarwanya isuri yasenyeraga abaturage (Imvaho Nshya - Monday, 11 November 2019) -- Abaturage, Abayobozi n’abagize inzego z’umutekano mu Karere ka Kicukiro mu mpera z’iki cyumweru bakoze umuganda udasanzwe wo gutera ibiti by’amoko atandukanye ku musozi wa Rebero mu rwego rwo kurwanya isuri yateraga ibiza byasenyeraga abaturage batuye munsi y’uyu musozi. Read More

90-year-old herbarium to be made public (The New Times - Sunday, 10 November 2019) -- Hypoestes aristata, a 105-year-old fern that was plucked in Usamba, Tanzania in 1915 will be put on display next year according to University of Rwanda’s Center of Excellence for Biodiversity. Read More

NECDP yateye ibiti 12.000 bivangwa n’imyaka n’iby’imbuto zo kuboneza imirire (Imvaho Nshya - Sunday, 10 November 2019) -- Abayobozi n’abakozi muri gahunda y’igihugu mbonezamikurire y’abana bato (NECDP) bakoze umuganda wo utera ibiti bigera ku 12.000 birimo ibya gereveriya byatewe ku nkengero z’ikiyaga cya Gashanga n’ibindi 9.000 by’imbuto z’imyembe n’avoka n’amatunda, mu tugari twa Rwinume na Mugorore two mu murenge wa Juru mu karere ka Bugesera. Read More

Miliyoni 12 z’amadolari zigiye gushorwa mu mushinga wo kwita ku bidukikije i Gicumbi (Igihe - Sunday, 10 November 2019) -- Umunyamabanga Nshingwabikorwa w’Akarere ka Gicumbi, Epimaque Mpayimana yatangaje ko umushinga wo kwita ku bidukikije ugiye gukorera muri ako Karere, mu by’ibanze uzabafasha harimo kurwanya isuri, no guca amaterasi ku misozi ihanamye mu rwego rwo kongera butaka buhingwa. Read More

Ngoma: Rwanda launches Forests Planting Season 2019/2020 (Top Africa News - Saturday, 9 November 2019) -- The Ministry of Environment together with different partners has officially launched the forest planting season 2019/2020 in Ngoma Distrist, Eastern Province this 9 November 2019. Read More. Also published in Igihe

Rwanda Named 4th Best World Destination For 2020 (KT Press - Thursday, 7 November 2019) -- With a Gorilla holding its baby in the mist displayed below No.4 with the name Rwanda, the country has been ranked the fourth best destination on the planet for 2020 travellers. Read More. Also published in The New Times

Gorilla Treks in Rwanda: A Bucket-List Must (The Wall Street Journal - Thursday, 7 November 2019) -- The country’s mountain gorillas are luring an upscale crowd, generating funds that help sustain the rare apes. Finally, a wildly extravagant vacation you can feel good about. Read More

Sustainable Travel: Jeremy Jauncey On Why Rwanda Is A Must-Visit Destination For Animal Lovers (Hong Kong Tatler - Thursday, 7 November 2019) -- Our travel editor-at-large, Jeremy Jauncey of Beautiful Destinations, talks about how luxury sustainable travel makes Rwanda a must-visit destination for animal lovers. Read More

Inside the luxurious safari lodge luring travellers to Rwanda's remotest corner (The Telegraph - Wednesday 6 November 2019) -- While it’s now 25 years since the genocide in Rwanda, it is remarkable that this war-torn country should have picked itself up so fast to become one of the most sought-after safari destinations in Africa, and home to some of the continent’s most expensive lodges. Read More

Rwanda calls for climate resilient agricultural system to eradicate hunger in Africa by 2025 (Devdiscourse News Desk - Wednesday, 6 November 2019) -- While the world is combating with rapid climate change, the experts in Africa have already started thing of activating climate resilient agricultural system that will help eradicating hunger in Africa by 2025. Read More

In Rwanda technology and environmental protection happily march in tune (The New Times - Wednesday, 6 November 2019) -- The headlines have not stopped or changed in the last several days. They have all been a variation on this: Rwanda launches electric car in partnership with Volkswagen, the German car maker – the first of its kind in Africa. Read More

Rwanda Edges Towards Carbon Neutral Future With Electric Cars and Motorcycles (African Vibes - Tuesday, 5 November 2019) -- Climate change is real and the government of Rwanda is making efforts to cut down its carbon footprint. Read More

Is pollution-free environment achievable? (The New Times - Monday, 4 November 2019) -- While nature sometimes produces its own damaging pollutants – wildfires send up billows of smoke and ash, volcanoes belch noxious gases – humans are responsible for the lion’s share of the pollution plaguing the planet today. Read More

 

Sector Updates

Launch of Forest Planting Season 2019/20 (Ministry of Environment Flickr - Saturday, 9 November 2019) -- View Photos

Rwanda launch the Forests Planting Season 2019-2020 (Ministry of Environment - Saturday, 9 November 2019) -- The Ministry of Environment through the Rwanda Water and Forestry Authority (RWFA) will launch on 9th November 2019, the Forests Planting Season 2019-2020 while celebrating the 44th Anniversary of National Forest Planting Day 2019. Read More

Gasabo: icyumweru cyahariwe serivisi z’ubutaka kigiye kujya gikorwa inshuro eshatu ku mwaka (Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority - Friday, 8 November 2019) -- Ku wa kabiri taliki ya 07 Ugushyingo 2019, mu Karere ka Gasabo hatangijwe ku mugaragaro gahunda icyumweru cyahariwe serivisi z'Ubutaka kizwi nka Land week). Read More

Rwanda Green Fund holds a PPD orientation workshop (Rwanda Green Fund - Thursday, 7 November 2019) -- Rwanda Green Fund - FONERWA is holding a two days Project Profile Documents’ orientation workshop on November 6 - 7, 2019 at Lemigo Hotel, Kigali, just a few days after launching its 10th Call for Proposal specifically targeting Non-Government Organizations (NGOs). Read More

Video: Kunagura amazi yakoreshejwe bingira ingaruka nziza ku bidukikije, ubukungu n' ubuzima bwiza (Rwanda Environment Management Authority - Tuesday, 5 November 2019) -- Amazi yakoreshejwe (wastewater) ashobora kugira ingaruka ku bidukikije igihe atanaguwe kuko aba arimo umwanda ukomoka ku binyabutabire kandi yangiza urusobe rw’ibinyabuzima biba mu migeze n’ibiyaga atemba aganamo aturutse I musozi aho tuyamena. Watch video

Video: Kwibumbira mu makoperative habyazwa amashyamba umusaruro (PFMUs) II Imigano mu Rwanda (Rwanda Water and Forestry Authority RWFA - Monday, 4 November 2019) -- Icyi ni icyegeranyo cyijyanye n' itera ry'amashyamba, kwibumbira mu makoperative bayabyaza umusaruro (PFMUs). Kiranagaruka ku gihingwa cy' umugano uko kigenda gihabwa agaciro na leta y' u Rwanda. Watch Video

 

Across Africa

Severely Dry Weather Is Killing Zimbabwe’s Wildlife (VOA News - Sunday, 10 November 2019) -- Many of Africa’s best known kinds of wild animals are dying from lack of food and water in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park. Read More

Africa poised to lead way in global green revolution, says report (The Guardian - Friday, 8 November 2019) -- Africa is poised to lead the world’s cleanest economic revolution by using renewable energy sources to power a massive spread of urbanisation, says an IEA report. Read More

South Africa urged to create an enabling business environment (Mining Review Africa - Friday, 8 November 2019) -- Vedanta has reiterated its commitment to South Africa and the Northern Cape – but also calls on all levels of Government to assist in creating the enabling environment so critical if South Africa is to attract and retain investment. Read More

Pollutionwatch: Africa increases its reliance on fossil fuels (The Guardian - Thursday, 7 November 2019) -- Continent is embarking on a huge expansion of power stations, most of which will burn coal. Read More

More than 52 million people across Africa going hungry as weather extremes hit the continent (Relief Web - Thursday, 7 November 2019) -- Millions displaced; women, girls hit hardest; crises compounded by conflicts, poverty and inequality; $700m average climate-related losses; urgent action needed now. Read More

 

From Around the World

The Way We Celebrate Holidays Has Serious Consequences On Environmental Sustainability (The Rising - Thursday, 7 November 2019) -- The holiday season is always a great time of the year, with families getting together and celebrating for another year’s worth of progress; but amidst those festivities, it is easy to forget about environmental sustainability. And this consideration applies globally, not just for those celebrating Christmas, Thanksgiving, and the like. Read More

Step up action to protect the planet during wartime: UN environment chief (UN News - Wednesday, 6 November 2019) -- Greater action is needed to protect the environment during wartime if the world is to realize the goal of a more sustainable future for all people and the planet, the head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) warned on Wednesday. Read More

Italy's Students Will Get a Lesson in Climate Change. Many Lessons, in Fact. (The New York Times - Tuesday, 5 November 2019) -- Public schools will require children in every grade to study sustainability. That could put Italy at the forefront of environmental education. Read More

UrbanLEDS II Newsletter featuring Alice Umuhorakeye, Environment Protection Officer from the City of Kigali, Rwanda as an Urban Champion (Urban Leds - October) -- Read More