Green Rwanda Media Review - 5 November 2018

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

Summary 

  • Kigali Today reports that President Kagame said protecting the environment has opened investment doors in Rwanda.
  • Igihe reports on why Rwanda has not yet exploited its hot springs.
  • Inter Press Service reports that Rwanda aims to make cities green.
  • Taarifa reports that Qatar investors in Rwanda have come to explore greener pastures.
  • The New Times reports that greenlight planet rolled out its largest expansion in Rwanda, supplying 50,000 units to Ignite Power Rwanda in October.
  • View photos and read a story about a training on climate resilience and adaptation organised by the Rwanda Green Fund.
  • View photos and read about the inauguration of Rukumberi Green Village.

 

Upcoming Events

5 November: ENR Joint Sector Review Meeting, Lemigo Hotel

6 November: International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflicts

15 November: World Clean Air Day

19-22 November: GCF Structured Dialogue with Least Developed Countries Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

22 November: Science Film Festival Screening: The Water Dancers, Goethe-Institut, KN 27 Street | Kiyovu

26-30 November 2018: Africa Green Growth Forum, Kigali, Rwanda

28 November: Green Drinks Kigali - Green Urbanisation: Buildings and Design

3-15 December: COP24 UN Climate Talks, Poland

 

Rwanda

Umwana w’imyaka itandatu yatunguranye aha Ellen DeGeneres inkunga yo kwita ku ngagi (Igihe - Samedi, 3 November 2018) -- Nate Seltzer w’imyaka itandatu, yatanze inkunga y’amadolari 258.6 azafasha Ellen DeGeneres kurushaho kubungabunga ingagi, mu mushinga ari gutegura azakorera mu Rwanda. Read More

Imodoka zikoresha Gaz Méthane zishobora kwinjira ku isoko ry’u Rwanda (Igihe - Friday, 2 November 2018) -- Abacuruza imodoka zikoresha Gaz Méthane mu Burusiya, barifuza kwagurira ibikorwa byabo mu Rwanda nka kimwe mu bihugu bifite iyo Gaz mu kiyaga cya Kivu, kandi cyatangiye no kuyibyaza umusaruro. Read More

The Business Of Conservation Is Everyone’s Business- Kagame (Taarifa - Thursday, 1 November 2018) -- Rwanda’s lands and wildlife suffered the consequences of catastrophes, both natural and man-made, but protecting and managing Rwanda’s unique biodiversity has been a national priority for the last twenty-five years, said President Kagame at the launch of Africa Leadership University Business of Conservation Conference in Kigali. Read More

Kurengera ibidukikije byafunguriye u Rwanda amarembo y’ishoramari - Perezida Kagame (Kigali Today - Thursday, 1 November 2018) -- Perezida Paul Kagame yavuze ko u Rwanda rwahisemo inzira nziza yo kurengera urusobe rw’ibidukikije n’ibinyabuzima nabyo bikarufungurira amarembo mu ishoramari. Read More

Rwanda Action Plan Aims to Make Cities Green (Inter Press News - Thursday, 1 November 2018) -- Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, is described as one of the safest and cleanest cities in Africa. The country is now implementing its national development plan to create green secondary cities. Read More

Ambitious goals for reforestation in Rwanda (DW - Thursday, 1 November 2018) -- In Rwanda, deforestation has drastically changed the landscape. As part of an Africa wide initiative millions of hectares of new forest and agricultural land are set to be planted by 2030. Watch Video

Rwanda Leverages Green Climate Fund’s Opportunities to Fast-Track Sustainable Development (Inter Press News - Thursday, 1 November 2018) -- Greening practices are being adopted in Rwanda which include the terracing on hillsides to control erosion like here in Rulindo district, Northern Rwanda. Read More

Impamvu u Rwanda rutarabyaza amashanyarazi mu mashyuza rufite (Igihe - Thursday, 1 November 2018) -- Guverinoma y’u Rwanda yatangaje ko impamvu amashyuza ari ku butaka bwayo atarabyazwa amashanyarazi ari uko yabanje kwirinda ko yatangiza uwo mushinga, ugahura n’imbogamizi. Read More

Minisitiri Gatete yasabye Afurika gushyira imbaraga zihariye mu kubyaza amashyuza amashanyarazi (Igihe - Wednesday, 31 October 2018) -- Ibihugu bya Afurika birasabwa gushyira imbaraga zihariye mu bikorwa bibyaza ingufu z’amashanyarazi, amazi y’amashyuza agaragara kuri uyu mugabane. Read More

Qatar Investors In Rwanda To Explore Greener Pastures (Taarifa - Wednesday, 31 October 2018) -- A high-level Qatari delegation led by H.E. Sheikh Faisal bin Thani Al-Thani, a member of the Qatar Ruling Family and Director of Regional Investment Funds at Qatar Investment Authority are in Rwanda to explore business opportunities. Read More

Global Experts Meet In Rwanda To Discuss The World In 2050 (Taarifa - Wednesday, 31 October 2018) -- The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) in partnership with the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) hosted the second African Dialogue on the World in 2050 (TWI 2050) from 30 – 31 October 2018 at the Park Inn by Radisson in Kigali, Rwanda. Read More

FEATURED: Greenlight Planet rolls out its largest expansion in Rwanda, supplying 50,000 units to Ignite Power Rwanda in October (The New Times - Tuesday, 30 October 2018) -- October 30, 2018:Greenlight Planet, the global leader in solar home energy products is thrilled to announce that it has completed a shipment of an order of 50,000 Sun KingTM Home Systems for Ignite Rwanda project during October. Ignite’s Rwanda project is part of the universal access and Rural Electrification National Plan 2024. Read More

Agric body to disinfect ponds after mass fish deaths in Musanze (The New Times - Monday, 29 October 2018) -- Environmental and agricultural scientists have embarked on the process to disinfect fish ponds in Musanze District before they can be restocked following a deadly chemical last month killed fish and other aquatic species in different water bodies in Musanze District. Read More

 

Across Africa

Nigeria needs strategy for forest preservation, says NCF (The Guardian, Monday, 5 November 2018) Worried by increasing depletion of forest resources, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has stressed the need for formulation and implementation of a strategy to recover over 50per cent of lost forests to reduce effect of climate change. Read More

Kenyans cash in on avocado craze (BBC Africa, Monday, 5 November 2018) -- The demand for planting avocadoes trees has increased so far because of a high number of consumers. Read more

Africa should look to geothermal to address its energy deficit, experts say (The New Times - Thursday, 1 November 2018) -- African countries should exploit their geothermal energy potential in order to cater for the growing demand of electricity, which is partly driven by the continent’s sustained robust growth, according to industry experts. Read More

Nigeria: Timely Warning About Climate Change (All Africa - Thursday, 1 November 2018) -- Reducing global warming emission has remained a continuous conversation over the years and mankind has had to deal with the challenges. Read More

Dar ‘frustrates’ plastic bag ban (The Star - Monday, 29 October 2018) -- National Environment Management Authority has said 1,200 people have been charged with illegal possession of plastic bags since they were banned last year. Read More

 

From Around the World

Living corpses: Why Colombia's national tree is at risk (BBC, Monday, 5 November 2018) The ceroxylon quindiuense, a distinct species of palm tree which was declared the country's national tree in 1985, is on the verge of extinction and most Colombians are not even aware of the problem. Read More

Fatalities rise in Italy’s worst storms and flooding in decades (AFP News, Monday, 5 November 2018) -- FIERCE winds and rains have devastated tourist icons in Italy and claimed the lives of more than 30 people including nine members of one family. Read More

Video: Why everyone should try forest bathing (Lonely Planet- Sunday 4 November 2018) -- Watch Here

'We feel like hermit crabs': Myanmar's climate dispossessed (The Guardian - Thursday, 1 November 2018) -- In the coastal town of Khindan, the catastrophic effect of rising sea levels is all too apparent. Read More

Green warriors in Durban convert trash to treasure (UN Environment - Tuesday, 30 October 2018) -- The hum of moving garbage trucks and the squawks of scavenging birds at a sprawling landfill on the outskirts of Durban, South Africa, may seem to some like an unlikely location for a massively successful renewable energy project. Read More

 

Sector Updates

Ministry of Environment and UNDP Rwanda inaugurate Rukumberi Green Village (The Ministry of Environment - Monday, 5 November 2018) -- The Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the Rwanda Housing Authority and in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has inaugurated the Rukumberi Green Village in Ngoma District. Read More

Photos: Inauguration of Rukumberi Green Village (The Ministry of Environment Flickr - Friday, 2 November 2018) -- The Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the Rwanda Housing Authority and in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has inaugurated the Rukumberi Green Village in Ngoma District. View Photos

The Politics of Conservation - ALU Business of Conservation Conference (The Ministry of Environment Flickr - Thursday, 1 November 2018) -- Minister Biruta joined CEO of the Rwanda Development Board, Clare Akamanzi, President of the African Wildlife Fund, Kaddu Sebunya and Madyo Couto for a discussion on the Politics of Conservation at the ALU Business of Conservation Conference in Kigali. View Photos

Rwanda Green Fund holds training on Climate Change Resilience and Climate Adaptation Planning (Rwanda Green Fund - Thursday, 1 November 2018) -- The Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA) has hosted a training on climate resilience and adaptation bringing together experts in planning, monitoring and evaluation, agriculture and natural resources to gain a deeper understanding of Rwanda’s Strategic Programme for Climate Resilience. Read More

Training Workshop on Climate Change Resilience, Climate Adaptation Planning, and Climate Resilience Focused Investment Programme and Project Development (Rwanda Green Fund Flickr - Tuesday, 30 October 2018) -- The Rwanda Green Fund has hosted a training on climate resilience and adaptation bringing together experts in planning, monitoring and evaluation, agriculture and natural resources to gain a deeper understanding of Rwanda’s Strategic Programme for Climate Resilience. View Photos

Rwanda to plant millions of trees during annual Tree Planting Season (The Ministry of Environment - Monday, 29 October 2018) -- Rwanda’s annual tree planting season has kicked off with a countrywide community work (Umuganda) that saw hundreds of thousands of people plant trees to protect the environment, improve air quality and restore degraded lands. Read More

Ministry of Environment to host Biodiversity Information Management Forum (The Ministry of Environment - Monday, 29 October 2018) -- The Ministry of Environment will host the Rwanda Biodiversity Information Management Forum at Lemigo Hotel from 29-30 October 2018. Organised by the Ministry, the Centre of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management at the University of Rwanda, and the South African National Biodiversity Institute, the two day forum provides a space to coordinate efforts to digitise and utilise biodiversity data.  Read More

GGGI leads “Urban Walk” in Nyagatare (Global Green Growth Institute - Thursday, 25 October 2018) -- October 25, Nyagatare – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) partnered with the Government of Rwanda and stakeholders working on sustainable urban development to bring forward discussion on pressing urbanization issues. To share knowledge and updates on the current progress on green cities, further to these discussions, the GGGI Rwanda team led an “Urban Walk” in Nyagatare, one of Rwanda’s six secondary cities. Read More