Green Rwanda Media Review - 30 April 2018

Summary

  • The New Times reports that President Kagame has said the pursuit of prosperity in Africa ought to be matched with efforts to mitigate climate change to ensure sustainability.
  • The New Times reports that motor vehicle emissions and biomass energy, mostly from domestic cooking, are the biggest contributor to poor air quality in Rwanda.
  • Igihe writes that President Paul Kagame has attended the screening of a documentary about Rwanda known as "Rwanda: The Royal Tour", which features the country's national parks.
  • Reuters reports that heavy rains and landslides have killed 18 people in Rwanda.
  • Forbes writes about the impact of plastic pollution and how we can prevent it.

 

Upcoming Events

30 April - 10 May 2018: Bonn Climate Change Conference

2 May 2018: Workshop on Dissemination of findings of ‘Inventory of Sources of Air Pollution, determination of future trends and development of a national Air Quality Control Strategy’ - at Lemigo Hotel from 9am-1pm.

2 May 2018: Meeting of the the National Coordination Team for Rwanda's Engagement with the Green Climate Fund (GCF)

8 May 2018: Green Drinks Kigali - 'Ghosts of Our Forest' Film Screening at Impact Hub from 7pm-9pm.

19 May 2018: Endangered Species Day 22 May 2018: International Day for Biological Diversity (World Biodiversity Day)

24-26 June 2018: 54th Global Environment Facility Council Meeting in Da Nang, Vietnam

 

Review

Rwanda

Mitigating climate change key for Africa’s prosperity – Kagame (The New Times - Monday 30 April 2018) -- President Paul Kagame has said that the pursuit of prosperity in Africa ought to be matched with efforts to mitigate climate change to ensure sustainability. Read More

New study says charcoal, car emissions leading air pollutants in Rwanda (The New Times - Monday 30 April 2018) -- A new study commissioned by the Ministry of Environment has revealed that motor vehicle emissions and biomass energy mostly from domestic cooking, are the biggest contributor to poor air quality in Rwanda. Read More

Remarks by President Kagame at Congo Basin Climate Commission Summit (Paul Kagame - Sunday 29 April 2018) -- The signing two years ago, of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, was a remarkable demonstration of global commitment to building a more sustainable future for all of us. While efforts continue to reach universal ratification and translate the Agreement into action, global warming continues to adversely and disproportionately affect many of our countries. Read More

Inkangu yatenguye umuhanda Karongi-Muhanga ibuza urujya n’uruza rw’ibinyabiziga (Yavuguruwe) (Igihe - Saturday 28 April 2018) -- Polisi y’u Rwanda yatangaje ko imvura nyinshi yaraye iguye yangije umuhanda Karongi-Muhanga, mu gice giherereye mu Murenge wa Rugabano, ahazwi nko ku Rutare rwa Ndaba, ubu ibinyabiziga bibaka bitari kugenda nk’uko byari bisanzwe. Read more

Nyabarongo yuzuye irenga iteme ifunga umuhanda Muhanga – Ngororero (Umuseke - Saturday 28 April 2018) -- Kuva mu gitondo cyo kuri uyu wa gatandatu umuhanda Ngororero – Muhanga ntabwo uri gukoreshwa kuko amazi y’umugezi wa Nyabarongo yuzuye kubera imvura nyinshi akarenga iteme ry’ahitwa ku Cyome mu rugabano rwa Muhanga na Ngororero. Read more

‘Ikimoteri’ cya Nyanza ya Kicukiro cyaridutse gihitana abagore babiri n’umwana… (Umuseke - Thursday 26 April 2018) -- Kubera imvura nyinshi amazi menshi yiretse hejuru mu ‘kimoteri’ cy’imyanda kiri mu kagari ka Kagasa Umurenge wa Gahanga mu karere ka Kicukiro maze ejo nimugoroba kirariduka kigwira abantu bariho batoragura ibyuma. Imibiri imaze kuboneka ubu ni iy’abagore babiri, barimo umwe utwite, hamwe n’umwana muto w’umuhungu. Read more

Kamonyi: Imvura yahitanye batanu barimo umuryango (4) wari uryamye (Umuseke - Thursday 26 April 2018) --- Imvura y’umurindi mu ijoro ryakeye yahitanye abantu batanu mu karere ka Kamonyi mu murenge wa Runda. Barimo umuryango w’abantu bane (4) wari uryamye mu nzu ikagwirwa n’inkangu ndetse n’umugabo umwe wageragezaga kwambuka umugezi kandi wuzuye. Read more

Rubavu: Imvura nyinshi yaraye igwa Sebeya ibuza abo ku Nyundo kwiga (Umuseke - Thursday 26 April 2018) --- Rubavu – Imvura nyinshi yaraye iguye mu bice bigize imirenge ya Kanama, Nyundo na Rugerero yateje imyuzure yangirije abaturage ituma benshi barara bahagaze, kuzura k’umugezi wa Sebaya ko kwatumye uyu munsi abanyeshuri bo ku Nyundo bo batari bwige. Ibyangiritse byose biracyabarurwa. Read more

Rwanda’s conservation goals beyond number of tourists, President Kagame (The New Times - Thursday 26 April 2018) --- President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda’s goals in tourism and conservation go beyond increasing visitors and revenues to ensuring that the benefits are sustainable and shared by citizens. Read more

Rwandan honoured for effort to conserve grey crowned crane (The New Times - Thursday 26 April 2018) -- A Rwandan conservation leader working to save the endangered and symbolic grey crowned crane was on Wednesday presented with the prestigious Whitley Award by HRH The Princess Royal in London. Read more

Ngororero miners urged to beef up security at their concessions (The New Times - Thursday 26 April 2018) -- Owners of mining concessions in Ngororero District have been called upon to lay effective security strategies to prevent illegal mining activities that sometimes result into disasters and loss of life. Read more

Vulnerable women farmers to benefit from Rwf8.5b climate change initiative (The New Times - Thursday 26 April 2018) -- Beginning June this year, economically disadvantaged women farmers will start benefitting from a new initiative, Gender Climate Change Agriculture Support Programme (GCCASP). Read more

Rwanda's malaria deaths drop in 2017: official (Xinhua - Wednesday 25 April 2018) -- Severe malaria cases and deaths declined in Rwanda in 2017, an official said Wednesday. Malaria deaths dropped from about 490 in 2016 to 300 in 2017 thanks to interventions, said the director of vector control of Rwanda Biomedical Center Emmanuel Hakizimana. Read more

Rwanda's capital announces reforms in construction to boost investments (Xinhua - Wednesday 25 April 2018) --- The municipal government of Kigali on Wednesday announced a series of legal and regulatory reforms in obtaining construction permits in order to attract infrastructure investments in Rwanda's capital city. Read more

Rwanda toward sustainable forestry resources management for national development and livelihoods enhancement (The New Times - Wednesday 25 April 2018) -- Forests in Rwanda continue to occupy a high-table position as a major resource providing multiple functions to the population’s livelihoods, supporting the equilibrium of the ecosystem and contributing to national socio-economic development. Read more

'City Of Kigali Eliminates Chances Of Skipping Umuganda (KT Press - Wednesday 25 April 2018) --- City authorities have set measures that will completely eliminate chances of not participating in the community work as has been witnessed in the past. Read more

Heavy rains, landslides kill 18 in Rwanda: government (Reuters - Tuesday 24 April 2018) --- Eighteen people died overnight on Monday when heavy rains ripped through several parts of Rwanda, causing landslides, the government said. Read more

Kuva uyu mwaka utangiye ibiza bimaze guhitana abantu 69 (Umuseke - Tuesday 24 April 2018) -- Minisiteri ifite ibiza mu nshingano yatangaje ko abantu 19 aribo bahitanywe n’ibiza byatewe n’imvura nyinshi yaguye mu ijoro ryo kuwa 23 Mata. Abantu benshi kurusha ikindi gihe mu myaka irenga 15 ishize. Mu mezi ane gusa ashize abantu 69 bamaze guhitanwa n’ibiza. Read more

I Ndera no ku Mulindi mu gishanga bahuye n’akaga (Umuseke - Tuesday 24 April 2018) -- Imvura yaraye iguye kugeza ubu abantu 18 mu gihugu nibo bahitanywe n’ibiza byayikomotseho, mu gishanga cyo hagati y’imisozi ya Masoro, Kanombe, Ndera na Gasogi ho huzuye amazi menshi asaguka mu mihanda. Abatuye mu gishanga bo bahuye n’uruva gusenya kuko baraye bahagaze. Read more

How Rwanda’s largest climate resilience investment is taking shape (The New Times - Tuesday 24 April 2018) -- Weather related disasters such as flooding and landslides affecting the livelihoods of residents of Gicumbi District, Northern Province could soon be curbed following the launch of a $32.8m initiative funded by the Green Climate Fund. Read more

Land transfers go online (The New Times - Tuesday 24 April 2018) -- Transactions related to transfer of land titles by sale will be done via Irembo portal effective May 1, 2018, the Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority (RLMUA) has announced. Read more

Perezida Kagame yitabiriye imurikwa ry’ikiganiro agaragaramo atembera ibice nyaburanga by’u Rwanda (Amafoto) (Igihe - Tuesday 24 April 2018) -- Perezida Kagame yitabiriye umuhango wo kumurika ikiganiro mbarankuru kivuga ku Rwanda mu muhango wabereye mu Mujyi wa Chicago muri Leta Zunze Ubumwe za Amerika. Read more

 

Across Africa

Eight months on, is the world's most drastic plastic bag ban working? (The Guardian - Wednesday 25 April 2018) -- Kenya’s ban comes with the world’s stiffest fines and some businesses are struggling to find affordable alternatives, but in Nairobi’s shanty towns the clean-up is changing lives. Read more

Uganda Govt Approves Kigali Amendments to Montreal Protocol (Chimp Reports - 24 April 2018) -- In a cabinet meeting which took place at State House in Entebbe on Monday, Ugandan ministers approved the ratification of the Kigali Amendments to the Montreal Protocol. Read More

Gorillas are far more numerous than previously thought, survey reveals (The Guardian - Wednesday 25 April 2018) -- There are far more western lowland gorillas left in the world than previously thought, according to a landmark new survey, with numbers as much as double earlier estimates. Read More

School Nile Enviro Magazine (Nile Basin Club - March 2018) -- The Nile Basin Club “NBC” is an environmental and development non-profit organization with no party-political or religious affiliations. Read Magazine

 

From Around the World

Climate change to drive migration from island homes sooner than thought (The Guardian - Wednesday 25 April 2018) -- Hundreds of thousands of people will be forced from their homes on low-lying islands in the next few decades by sea-level rises and the contamination of fresh drinking water sources, scientists have warned. Read more

Five Ways That Plastics Harm The Environment (And One Way They May Help) (Forbes - Monday 23 April 2018) -- Plastics may actually be co-opted to help reduce harm to the environment -- but only if we stop screwing it up in all those other ways we mess with it. Read more

 

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