Green Rwanda Media Review - 26 November 2018

Read the latest news about the environment sector in Rwanda and around the world.

Summary

  • KT Press reports that the Czech Republic, Denmark, and the UK sent endangered Rhinos to Rwanda.
  • Rwanda Inspirer reports that the Global Environment Facility moved to enhance climate finance to Eastern African countries.
  • The New Times reports that off-grid communities are set to benefit from solar powered rural homes.
  • The New Times reports on how Gatsibo residents are benefiting from access to electricity.
  • The New Times reports that Rwanda turns to e-Bikes to reduce air pollution. 

 

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Rwanda Abanyarwanda baba mu Misiri bakoze umuganda wo guca amashashi (Amafoto) (Igihe - Sunday, 25 November 2018) -- Abanyarwanda batuye, abiga n’abakorera mu Misiri bahuriye mu gikorwa cy’umuganda rusange usoza Ugushyingo 2018. Read More

Rwanda turns to e-Bikes to reduce air pollution (The New Times - Saturday, 24 November 2018) -- As part of efforts to shift towards low-carbon mobility, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has backed the availability of e-Bicycles during the Africa Green Growth Summit as an alternative to motorised transport, Sunday Times has learned. Read More 

RWANDA: GGGI and country prepare programme for green cities’ development (Afrik21 - Saturday, 24 November 2018) -- The Government of Rwanda is in the process of implementing a programme for the development of ecological secondary cities. With the support of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the objective is to cope with the country's population growth. Read More

Six Rwandans handed 5-year jail terms over poaching (Xinhua - Saturday, 24 November 2018) -- A high court in eastern Rwanda's Ngoma district on Friday handed a five years jail sentence to six Rwandans each after finding them guilty of poaching wild animals in Rwanda's Akagera National Park, and selling them. Read More

Diplomatic corps join Kamonyi residents in Umuganda (The New Times - Saturday, 24 November 2018) -- Members of diplomatic missions working in Rwanda yesterday joined residents in Southern Province’s Kamonyi District in community to plant trees during the monthly Umuganda. Read More

Czech Republic, Denmark And UK Send Endangered Rhinos To Rwanda (KT Press - Friday, 23 November 2018) -- Three European parks are set to send back critically endangered eastern black rhinos to their Rwandan original habitat, twenty four years after they disappeared from Akagera National Park. Read More

EAC drafts new policy framework to cut energy costs, ensure reliability (The New Times - Thursday, 22 November 2018) -- The East African Community (EAC) on Wednesday launched an energy security policy framework as it attempts to reduce electricity costs and ensure reliable supply. Read More

Global Environment Facility moves to enhance climate finance to Eastern African countries (Rwanda Inspirer - Wednesday, 21 November 2018) -- Rwanda is hosting the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Constituency Meeting where counties from Eastern African are gathered in Kigali to Keep each other informed of progress related to the seventh programme for financing developing countries in protecting environment. Read More

FEATURED: How Gatsibo residents are benefiting from access to electricity (The New Times - Wednesday, 21 November 2018) -- In less than five months since some parts of Gatsibo district have been connected to electricity in line with Rwanda’s universal access target, the beneficiaries have started taking advantage of this electricity to develop themselves as well as striving for their self-reliance. Read More

FEATURED: Off-grid communities set to benefit from solar powered rural homes (The New Times - Wednesday, 21 November 2018) -- Providing affordable utilities to off-grid communities in Rwanda is the next priority for BBOXX as it transitions from a solar company to a next-generation utility provider that seeks to enable a rural customer to live a healthier, wealthier and more productive life. Read More

FEATURED: Relief as Red Cross donates to 300 families affected by disasters (The New Times - Tuesday, 20 November 2018) -- Rwanda Red Cross supported 300 families affected by heavy rains and wind related disasters at the end of 2017 and early 2018 in Huye and Bugesera districts. Read More

 

Across Africa

Ghana: Disaster Resilience Workshop Underway in Accra (All Africa - Wednesday, 21 November 2018) -- A five-day technical workshop on how to build disaster resilience to natural hazards in Sub-Saharan Africa region is underway in Accra. Read More

Seychelles: 7,500 Trees Planted On Seychelles' Praslin Island to Prevent Erosion, Land Degradation (All Africa - Tuesday, 20 November 2018) -- An environmental not-for-profit organisation has planted 7,500 trees on Seychelles' Praslin Island as part of efforts to prevent erosion and land degradation and to restore mangroves forest. Read More

 

From Around the World

Protection Efforts Help Mountain Gorilla Population Grow (VOA Learning English - Thursday, 22 November 2018) -- With two-thirds of people expected to live in cities by 2050 and with urban areas accounting for 70 per cent of the emissions that are propelling the planet into a climate unknown, the challenge is both clear and urgent: cities must be reimagined. Read More

Cities of the future: the ultimate design challenge (UN Environment - Wednesday, 21 November 2018) -- With two-thirds of people expected to live in cities by 2050 and with urban areas accounting for 70 per cent of the emissions that are propelling the planet into a climate unknown, the challenge is both clear and urgent: cities must be reimagined. Read More

Air pollution cuts two years off global average lifespan, says study (The Guardian - Tuesday, 20 November 2018) -- Air pollution cuts the average lifespan of people around the globe by almost two years, analysis shows, making it the single greatest threat to human health. Read More

 

Sector Updates

Third National Communication Under The UNFCCC (Ministry of Environment - Saturday, 24 November 2018) -- On behalf of the Republic of Rwanda, it is with great honor that I present Rwanda’s Third National Communication (TNC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Read More