Green Rwanda Media Review 29 July 2019
- Kigali Today reports that modern technology for wood production industry in Rwanda is still insufficient.
- Umuseke reports about how solar energy has transformed the lives of Bugesera residents.
- Taarifa reports that University of Rwanda students exhibited the Green City Masterplan.
- The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund reports on how donations help in the protection of gorilla families.
- The New Times reports that BBOXX Rwanda unveiled the modern and affordable cooking experience.
- 1 August: Opening of Singita Volcanoes National Park, Kinigi
- 8 August: National Circular Economy Forum, Kigali
- 19-20 August: 2nd International Conference on Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, London
- 21-22 August: 7th World Congress on Earth and Environmental Science, Singapore
- 24 August: Akagera Rhino Velo Race 2019, Eastern Province Rwanda
- 2-3 September: 6th World Conference on Climate Change Berlin, Germany
- 4-6 September: World Economic Forum, Africa in Cape Town
- 6 September: Gorilla Naming Ceremony, Rwanda
- 8-9 September: Business of Conservation Conference by ALU and RDB, Kigali
- 14-15 September: 6th World Congress on Green Chemistry and Recycling Seoul, South Korea
- 17-30 September: UN General Assembly, New York
- 23 September: UN Secretary-General's Climate Action Summit, New York
- 8 October: 2019 WTO Public Forum, Geneva, Switzerland
Sweeping the Bush, protecting the land - The women quashing poaching (UN Environment - Thursday, 25 July 2019) -- The black mamba is the most venomous snake in sub-Saharan Africa. One bite can kill a person in just a few hours. It is also the namesake of the all-female anti-poaching unit that operates in the 56,000-acre private Balule Nature Reserve at Kruger National Park in South Africa. Read More
8 South African Organisations Combating Climate Change (The Daily Vox - Wednesday, 24 July 2019) -- By now, we’ve all (hopefully) accepted the scientifically established fact that human-caused climate change is real. In September last year, the world’s leading climate scientists issued a dire warning: what we’re doing currently isn’t enough for us to meet our target of 1.5C of warming. With this comes the growing emotional toll — even panic — about the impending consequences of climate change for the Earth and all that inhabits it. But there are ways to mitigate its impact. Read More
Evermore countries are banning plastic bags (The Economist - Wednesday, 24 July 2019) -- ACCORDING TO THE United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), up to 5 trn plastic bags are consumed each year. Disposed of improperly, they can clog waterways, choke marine life and provide a breeding ground for malaria-carrying mosquitoes. When dumped in landfills, they can take centuries to decompose. Read More