Green Rwanda Media Review - 31 August 2020

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

Summary

  • RBA reports that Rusizi Hot Springs dried up and that residents blamed it on rock blasting activities.
  • KT Press reports that Kigali’s cable car project is set to be completed in two years.
  • Spectator Life names Rwanda among 14 global cycling routes to rival the Tour de France.
  • KT Press reports that by 2050, 70% of Rwandans will be living in urban centres.
  • Rwanda TV reports that agriculture graduates are set to leverage technology to boost the sector's productivity in Rwanda.
  • REMA shared that postgraduate students funded by REMA completed their research theses.

Upcoming events

  • 2 September: Webinar - “Reversing Nature Loss and Building Climate Resilience for Most Vulnerable in Crisis Contexts” by WWF International. More here
  • 2 September: Bonn Challenge Event organised by IUCN. More here
  • 2 September: CoEB Research Seminar entitled "Sustainable Forestry in Rwanda by SEAL". More here
  • 3 September: Ministerial Meeting of the Online Platform on Sustainable and Resilient Recovery from COVID-19. Organised by the Government of Japan and the UNFCCC.
  • 7 September: International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies. More here
  • 16 September: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. More here
  • 18 September: World Water Monitoring Day
  • 21 September: Zero Emissions Day
  • 22 September: World Rhino Day
  • 24 September: World Gorilla Day

Rwanda

Abanyarwanda bashishikarijwe kugira ubwishingizi bw’inzu bwabafasha kugobokwa bahuye n’ibiza (Igihe - Sunday, 30 August 2020) -- Umunyamabanga uhoraho muri Minisiteri ishinzwe Ibikorwa by’Ubutabazi (Minema), Kayumba Olivier, yavuze ko abantu bakwiye kwimakaza umuco wo kugira ubwishingizi bw’imitungo yabo bitegura kuzagobokwa mu gihe bagize ingorane zo guhura n’ibiza. Read More

Ikigo gishinzwe Mine, Gaz na Peteroli cyasobanuye ibyabaye ku mashyuza y’i Rusizi (Kigali Today - Sunday, 30 August 2020) -- Ubuyobozi bw’Ikigo cy’Igihugu gishinzwe Mine, Gaz na Peteroli butangaza ko ibyabaye ku mashyuza mu Karere ka Rusizi bitatewe n’imitingito ahubwo byatewe n’imiterere y’amashyuza n’amabuye yaho, byakwiyongera ku ntambi zaturitse bigatuma amazi atemba. Read More

Muri Nzeri hitezwe imvura iri hagati ya mm 10 na100 (Imvaho Nshya - Sunday, 30 August 2020) -- Mu kwezi kwa Nzeri 2020, mu Rwanda hateganyijwe kuzagwa imvura iri hagati ya mirimetero 10 na mirimetero 100. Read More

Meteo Rwanda ivuga ko henshi hari bugwe imvura, hamwe ikaba irimo inkuba (Umuseke - Saturday, 29 August 2020) -- Amakuru atangwa n’Ikigo cy’Igihugu cy’Ubumenyi bw’Ikirere, (Meteo-Rwanda), avuga ko kuri uyu wa Gatandatu taliki 29 Kanama, 2020 henshi mu gihugu hagwa imvura ariko nyuma ya saa sita ikaza kumvikanamo cyane inkuba. Read More

Rusizi: Amazi y’amashyuza aherutse gukama ashobora kugaruka aho yahoze (Igihe - Friday, 28 August 2020) -- Ubuyobozi bw’Ikigo cy’igihugu gishinzwe Mine, Gaz na Peteroli burahumuriza abaturage ko ahahoze amazi y’amashyuza yari asanzwe mu murenge wa Nyakabuye, mu Karere ka Rusizi yakongera akagaruka kuko isoko yayo ntaho yagiye. Read More

Iterambere ryiza ni irijyana no kubungabunga ibidukikije (Imvaho Nshya - Friday, 28 August 2020) -- Ibidukikije bibaho mu buryo bw’uruhererekane bikuzuzanya, ni yo mpamvu umuntu ku isonga agomba gutekereza gukoresha ibindi bidukikije yiteza imbere ariko anabibungabunga kuko iterambere ritsembaho urundi rusobe rw’ibinyabuzima nta kerekezo ryaba rifite, biryo iterambere rikaba rigomba kugendana no kubungabunga ibidukikije. Read More

UMUSAMBI: Ubwiza bwawo bwo ku mubiri buhwanye n’ubwo ku mutima (Umuseke - Thursday, 27 August 2020) -- Uko iteye ku neza ku mubiri( amabara meza, isunzu ritatse neza, ingendo y’ubwema…) niko imisambi igira n’imico myiza cyane cyane urukundo hagati y’ikigabo n’ikigore. Iyo kimwe gipfuye, igisigaye gifata iminsi y’icyunamo, kikiyiriza…ubuzima bugahagarara kuzageza ubwo kibyakiriye… Read More

Cimerwa yahakanye kuba nyirabayazana w’ikama ry’amashyuza i Rusizi (Igihe - Wednesday, 26 August 2020) -- Ku wa Mbere w’iki cyumweru, amazi y’amashyuza yo mu Kagari ka Bugarama, mu Karere ka Rusizi, yarakamye yimukira hafi y’uruganda rwa Cimerwa rukora sima. Read More

Rwanda In 2050: 70% Of Rwandans Will Be Living In Urban Centres (KT Press - Wednesday, 26 August 2020) -- “Quality of Life” is the first item among the five pillars of Rwanda’s vision 2050 which started this year to usher the country to a middle-income economy status. Read More

RLMUA irajya itanga serivisi z’ubutaka ku ikoranabuhanga (Imvaho Nshya - Wednesday, 26 August 2020) -- Ikigo k’Igihugu gishinzwe Imicungire n’Imikoreshereze y’Ubutaka mu rwego rwo kwirinda ko habaho ikwirakwira ry’icyorezo cya Covid-19, harajya hakoreshwa uburyo bw’ikoranabuhanga. Read More

Rubavu: Imiryango 120 yajujubijwe n’ibiza igiye gutuzwa mu nzu zigeretse (Imvaho Nshya - Wednesday, 26 August 2020) -- Imiryango 120 itishoboye yo mu Murenge wa Nyamyumba imaze igihe isenyerwa n’ibiza kubera imiterere y’aho ituye irimo kubakirwa amazu ageretse mu Mudugudu w’Ikitegererezo wa Muhira mu Murenge wa Rugerero bagomba kuba bamaze kwimurirwamo muri uyu mwaka. Read More

Agriculture Graduates to leverage technology to boost sector productivity in Rwanda (Rwanda TV - Wednesday, 26 August 2020) -- Youths studying agriculture will be extending their technological knowledge to use in farming and assist local farmers as announced by the Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) in order to hasten the use of technology in the Sector and reach the 50% mark by 2024. Watch Video

Kigali: Kwimura ibikorwaremezo mu bishanga bigeze kuri 85% (Igihe - Wednesday, 26 August 2020) -- Ubuyobozi bw’Umujyi wa Kigali bwatangaje ko imirimo yo kwimura ibikorwa biri mu bishanga igeze ku gipimo cya 85%, nyuma y’uko hongerewe imbaraga muri iki gikorwa haherewe ku nganda zakoreraga mu gishanga cya Gikondo. Read More

14 global cycling routes to rival the Tour de France (Spectator Life - Tuesday, 25 August 2020) -- The legendary Tour de France cycling race, which kicks off on the 29th August 2020, coincides with a heightened interest in cycling worldwide – witness the spike in bicycle sales during and after lockdown as people seek to get out in the fresh air. Read More

Rusizi Hot Springs dry up, residents blame it on rock blasting activities (Rwanda TV - Tuesday, 25 August 2020) -- Local Residents in Rusizi District are alarmed after a small lake that had been created by Hot springs virtually disappeared in a single day and are blaming rock excavation and blasting activities nearby by the Cement manufacturing Company Cimerwa; but geological experts do not agree that it was the blasting that caused the small lake to drain out into a nearby river. Watch Video. Also published on RBA

Tariki 21-31 Kanama 2020 hateganyijwe imvura iri hagati ya mm 0-15 (Imvaho Nshya - Monday, 24 August 2020) -- Mu gice cya gatatu cy’ukwezi kwa Kanama 2020 (hagati y’itariki ya 21 niya 31) mu Rwanda hateganyijwe kugwa imvura iri hagati ya mirimetero 0 na mirimetero 15. Read More

Kigali’s Cable Car Project To Be Completed In Two Years (KT Press - Monday, 24 August 2020) -- The City of Kigali estimates that infrastructure which will enable the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) and cable cars will be ready within two years if negotiation with key players goes as per expectations. Read More

Huye: Impamvu abafite ibirarane by’umusoro w’ubutaka basonewe (Imvaho Nshya - Sunday, 23 August 2020) -- Inama Njyanama y’Akarere ka Huye yafashe ikemezo cyo gusonera abantu bose bafite ibirarane by’umusoro w’ubutaka guhera muri 2012 kugeza 2018. Read More

 

Sector updates

Postgraduate students funded by REMA completed their research theses (REMA - Tuesday, 25 August 2020) -- Sixteen students from the University of Rwanda who were funded by the Rwanda Environment Management (REMA) under the Landscape Approach to Forest Restoration (LAFREC) have completed their research theses. Read More

 

Across Africa

Living Planet & Africalink: Africa's changing climate (DW - Thursday, 27 August 2020) -- In a special crossover show with DW's Africalink and Living Planet, we dive into the issue of climate change across Africa. What does climate science and climate activism look like on a continent already dealing with climate impacts today? Read More

Liberia: EPA Trains Over 40 Female Journalists To Report Environmental Issues (FrontPage Africa - Wednesday, 26 August 2020) -- The Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) last weekend concluded a two-day training for over 40 female journalists on how to report environmental issues. Read More

How we’re measuring air quality in Kampala - and why it works for African cities (The Conversation - Wednesday, 26 August 2020) -- In Uganda, even though air pollution is a big challenge in parts of the country, there is hardly any air quality monitoring. Engineer Bainomugisha – along with other scientists at Makerere University – has developed a machine that monitors air quality. He explains how it works, and why it’s so important. Read More

Liberia Renews It Support to The Implementation of The Paris Agreement (FrontPage Africa - Wednesday, 26 August 2020) -- The Acting Foreign Affairs Minister, Henry B. Fahnbulleh, has on behalf of the Government of Liberia renewed the country’s support to the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Read More

 

From Around the World

Climate Change Is Impacting Utilities. Here's How New Technology Can Help (Forbes - Thursday, 26 August 2020) -- Last weekend I wrote about the fires in California. This week we look at hopeful ways we can begin to chip away at this complicated issue. Read More

Majority of groundwater stores resilient to climate change (Science Daily - Wednesday, 26 August 2020) -- Fewer of the world's large aquifers are depleting than previously estimated, according to a new study by the University of Sussex and UCL. Read More

Up to half of the world's water supply stolen annually, study finds (The Guardian - Wednesday, 26 August 2020) -- Between 30% and 50% of the world’s water supply is stolen each year, mainly by agricultural interests and farmers, yet the crime itself is not well understood, a new international study led by the University of Adelaide says. Read More

New partnership between UNEP and ReNew Power to increase access to clean, efficient energy in India (UNEP - Tuesday, 25 August 2020) -- India’s largest renewable energy company, ReNew Power, and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) have signed a partnership agreement to promote increased access to renewable energy and improved energy efficiency. Read More