Green Rwanda Media Review - 24 February 2020

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


  • Igihe reports that Meteo Rwanda warnings of more rains·
  • Igihe reports on the outcry for losses in single use plastic makers·
  • Kt Press reports on RURA investigating the abnormal hike in Gas prices·
  • Imvaho Nshya reports about the law on single use plastic ban. 
  • The New Times reports that farmers are to be relocated from 76 ha of city wetlands.
  • Imvaho Nshya reports that people from Bugesera District are in need of environmentally friendly clean cooking.

Upcoming Events

  • 23-28 February: World Biodiversity Forum Davos, Graubunden, Switzerland 
  • 24-28 February: 52nd Session of the IPCC, Paris, Ile-De-France, France
  • 27-28 February: International Conference on Climatology and Meteorology, Sydney, Australia
  • 15 -23 March: National Forest, Water and Meteo Week
  • 21 March: International Day of Forest
  • 22 March: World Water Day 
  • 23 March: World Meteorological Day
  • 20-24 April: Africa Climate Week, Kampala Uganda


Meteo Rwanda yemeje ko imvura igiye kwiyongera, iteguza abahinzi (Igihe - Monday, 24 February 2020) -- Ikigo cy’Igihugu gishinzwe Ubumenyi bw’Ikirere, Meteo Rwanda, cyatangaje ko mu mu gice cya gatatu cya Gashyantare imvura iziyongera, abahinzi basabwa gukomeza gutegura imirima yabo bitegura igihembwe cy’ihinga gitaha cy’itumba. Read More

Abafite inganda zikora ibikoresho bya pulasitiki bikoreshwa rimwe barataka igihombo (igihe-Sunday 23 February 2020) -- Abafite inganda zikora ibikoresho bya pulastiki bikoreshwa inshuro imwe, batangaje ko batangiye guhura n’igihombo kubera ko abaguzi batangiye kugabanyuka kandi igihe cy’integuza bari bahawe kitararangira. Read More

Ibibanza 2,236 Leta yahugujwe bigiye kugaruzwa–Dr. Mujawamariya (Imvaho Nshya - Sunday 23 February 2020) -- Mu rwego rwo guhagurukira gusubiza imwe mu mitungo ya Leta irimo nk’ibibanza bigera ku 2,236 birimo n’amashyamba Leta yahugujwe n’abaturage mu manzaganya kuko bafashe ikemezo cyo kubyiyandikaho Read More

RURA Investigating Abnormal Hike In Gas Prices (KT Press-Thursday 20 February2020) -- Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) says it is investigating circumstances in which Gas prices have abnormally hiked across different selling points. Read More

FEATURED: Masaka Creamery Ltd in line with environment protection guidelines (The New Times - Thursday, 20 February 2020) -- Masaka Creamery Ltd, which is producing a variety of high-quality dairy products for consumers, is also in compliance with recent environmental regulations in Rwanda. Read More

Farmers relocated from 76ha city wetland (The New Times - Wednesday, 19 February 2020) -- Farmers who had been growing various crops in a 76-hectare wetland connecting the sectors of Kacyiru, Kimihurura and Remera in Gasabo district have been ordered to clear their agricultural activities within a week. Read More

Menya Itegeko ryo guca amasashe n’ibikoresho bikozwe muri pulasitiki bikoreshwa inshuro imwe (igice cya 2) (Imvaho Nshya - Monday, 17 February 2020) -- U Rwanda ni Igihugu kiyemeje kubungabunga no kurengera ibidukikije, ndetse rwiyemeza guca ikoreshwa ry’amasashi akomeye, amwe wasangaga anyanyagiye ahantu hose, hirya no hino mu mihanda, mu mirima, ariko cyane cyane mu migi kuko ariho hakoreshwa amasashi menshi. Read More

Bugesera: Barifuza koroherezwa kubona gazi, hakabungabungwa ibidukikije (Imvaho Nshya - Wednesday, 17 February 2020) -- Bamwe mu baturage batuye mu Karere ka Bugesera bavuga ko mu rwego rwo kubungabunga ibidukikije hakwiye gushyirwaho gahunda yo kuborohereza kuba babona gazi ku giciro gito cyangwa bakayihabwa nk’inguzanyo. Read More


Sector Updates

10th World Urban Forum (GGGI - Monday, 24 February 2020) -- Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates hosted the Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10) from 8-13 February 2020 , bringing together human settlement experts from around the world. The theme for WUF10 was Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture & Innovation. Read More


Across Africa

Kenya plastic bag ban: Three fruit sellers arrested in Nairobi (BBC - Tuesday, 18 February 2020) -- The men were selling plums, passion fruit and sugar cane in the capital Nairobi when they were detained and were due to appear in court on Tuesday, authorities said. Read More

Afforestation: Nigeria to plant 300 millon trees in 2020 — Official (Premium Times - Monday, 17 February 2020) -- The Acting Director, Department of Forestry, Federal Ministry of Environment, Tiamiyu Oladele, has announced plans by the federal government to plant 30 million tree seedlings in 2020 to accelerate afforestation in the country. Read More

Young environmental prize winner for Africa is saving the world’s last wild hotspots (UN Environment - Monday, 17 February 2020) -- Twenty-nine-year-old Angolan Adjany Costa wins the prestigious Young Champions of the Earth Prize for Africa for her efforts in conserving the world’s last wild places. Read More

Zim not prepared for climate change (The Standard - Monday, 17 February 2020) -- The roaring noise of heavy trucks and buses passing through Chipinge’s Ndiyadzo village still scares Jonas Vaisa (68), who is often reminded of Cyclone Idai that struck his community and other surrounding areas in March last year. Read More


From Around the World

Blockchain for the Environment: It Is Real and It Is Here (Coin Telegraph - Thursday, 20 February 2020) -- Every week sears a new image of climate change into our collective consciousness. A few decades ago, we heard about ozone holes and ice melting at slightly higher rates than anticipated. Today, the reminders of climate change are more visceral and immediate: California’s hills and forests burn, Venice’s city council chamber floods, and Iceland holds a funeral for a glacier. Read More

Make Armenia Green Again (Foreign Policy - Thursday, 18 February 2020) -- In southern Armenia, not far from the Turkish and Iranian borders, the village of Paruyr Sevak straddles a strip of arid, treeless no man’s land between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The border village was settled in 1978 as just a smattering of Soviet-built houses named after Armenia’s esteemed 20th-century poet, killed in a car crash farther up the road. Read More

Is a world without trash possible? (National Geographic - Tuesday, 18 February 2020) -- IN AMSTERDAM I met a man who revealed to me the hidden currents of our lives—the massive flows of raw materials and products deployed, to such wonderful and damaging effect, by 7.7 billion humans. Read More

World leaders urged to 'step back from precipice' of ecological ruin (The Guardian - Tuesday, 18 February 2020) -- Humanity’s ongoing destruction of nature threatens the survival of our species, a group of former foreign ministers has warned, calling on leaders to step back from “the precipice” of irreversible ecological ruin and protect the planet. Read More

Umuherwe Jeff Bezos yatanze miliyari 10$ mu kurwanya imihindagurikire y’ikirere (Igihe - Tuesday, 18 February 2020) -- Umuyobozi Mukuru wa Amazon, Jeff Bezos, kuri uyu wa Mbere yemeye gutanga miliyari 10 z’amadolari, ku mutungo we mu gushyiraho ikigega cyo kurwanya imihindagurikire y’ikirere. Read More