Green Rwanda Media Review - 8 February 2021

 

Summary

  • DG Mugabo writes in The New Times that Rwanda has committed to sparing its young trees (imishoro).
  • CNBC Africa reports about Rwanda adopting e-mobility through the use of electric motorcycles.
  • Imvaho Nshya reports that wetlands conservation will contribute to Rwanda’s Vision 2050.
  • Newsweek reports about a Rwandan who has built his own electric power plant.
  • Read remarks by DG Juliet Kabera on World Wetlands Day.
  • Watch a discussion on urban development with REMA and GGGI.

 

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Rwanda

 
Abahinga mu kibaya cya Kabuyege barasubijwe nyuma y’aho gitunganyirijwe (Kigali Today - Friday, 05 February 2021) -- Abahinga mu kibaya cya Kabuyege bari bamaze igihe kinini bataka igihombo baterwaga n’isuri ikomoka ku mazi y’imvura aturuka mu misozi igikikije, ikangiza imyaka buri gihembwe cy’ihinga. Read More
 
Rwamagana: Abaturage bari kwiyubakira umuhanda uzuzura ubatwaye miliyoni 24Frw (Igihe - Friday, 05 February 2021) -- Abaturage bo mu Karere ka Rwamagana mu Murenge wa Nzige, bari kwiyubakira umuhanda ureshya na kilometero 6,5 mu rwego rwo kwishakamo ibisubizo nyuma y’aho bezaga imyaka bakabura imodoka zijya kubatwarira umusaruro kubera umuhanda mubi. Read More
 
Ngamba: Hari abaturage bakivoma amazi mabi akabateza indwara zikomoka ku mwanda (Kigali Today - Friday, 05 February 2021) -- Abaturage bo mu kagari ka Kabuga mu murenge wa Ngamba mu karere ka Kamonyi, baravuga ko bavoma amazi y’imigezi itemba kuko nta miyobora y’amazi meza begerejwe bikabatera uburwayi. Read More
 
Spare our young trees (imishoro) (The New Times - Thursday, 04 February 2021) -- Rwanda had made a global commitment to increase its forest cover to 30 percent in its vision 2020. This target has been achieved and even been surpassed - now registering 30.4%. In the subsequent pledges (NST1), the country is determined to maintain the acreage and improve the quality of the forests. Read More
 
Gakenke: Ibiraro byari byarangijwe n’ibiza bikomeje kubakwa (Kigali Today - Thursday, 04 February 2021) -- Nyuma y’uko ibiza byugarije Akarere ka Gakenye muri Gicurasi 2020 ibikorwa remezo bikangirika birimo n’ibiraro, bikaba byagiye bibangamira imigenderanire y’uturere n’imirenge, Akarere ka Gakenke gakomeje gushaka uburyo ibyo bibazo bikemuka. Read More
 
Abahinzi n’aborozi ntibazongera guhura n’ibihombo kubera ubwishingizi bw’ibihingwa n’amatungo (Kigali Today - Wednesday, 03 February 2021) -- Minisiteri y’Ubuhinzi n’Ubworozi (MINAGRI), iratangaza ko uko abahinzi n’aborozi bitabira gahunda yo gutanga ubwishingizi, bibongerera amahirwe yo kudahangayikira imihindagurikire y’ikirere ishobora kubateza igihombo. Read More
 
How is Rwanda adopting e-mobility? (CNBC Africa - Wednesday, 03 February 2021) -- Rwanda has been championing use of electric motorcycles with the aim to reduce carbon emissions and become a climate resilient economy by 2050. But how quickly is the country’s moto taxi industry adopting green mobility? CNBC Africa spoke to Josh Whale, Founder and CEO of Ampersand, a company that assembles electric motorcycles. Read More
 
Inside Rwanda’s $175m green urbanisation project (The New Times - Wednesday, 03 February 2021) -- Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) has unveiled a new $175 million (approx. Rwf173bn) project to ‘green’ the City of Kigali and the six secondary cities. Read More
 
Itohoza ku kibazo cy’abasigajwe inyuma n’amateka bashinja uruganda rw’icyayi rwa Rubaya kubahuguza ubutaka (IGIHE - Wednesday, 03 February 2021) -- Mu minsi ishize mu itangazamakuru humvikanye ikibazo cy'abasigajwe inyuma n'amateka bo mu Karere ka Ngororero, Umurenge wa Muhanda bashinja uruganda rw'icyayi rwa Rubaya kubahuguza ubutaka bwa hegitari 10 bavuga ko barutije mu myaka 10 ishize. Read More
 
Kubungabunga ibishanga bizageza u Rwanda ku Cyerekezo 2050 (Imvaho Nshya - Tuesday, 02 February 2021) -- Mu gihe kuri uyu wa Kabiri tariki ya 2 Gashyantare 2021, u Rwanda rwifatanyije n’Isi yose kwizihiza Umunsi Mpuzamahanga wahariwe ibishanga, Abanyarwanda bibukijwe ko kubibungabunga bizagira uruhare mu kurwanya ubukene no gufasha Igihugu kugera ku ntego z’Icyerekezo 2050. Read More
 
This Rwandan With No Education Built His Own Electric Power Plant (Newsweek - Tuesday, 02 February 2021) -- The Muhanga district is a remote, mountainous parcel of eastern Africa where reliable electricity is a century behind the First World. Diesel generators clatter and hum all night, fouling the air so phones can charge. About 70% of the United States was electrified by the end of the 1930s, ushering in a new technological age. But this is Rwanda, a world away. Read More
 
Minisitiri Mujawamariya yagaragaje inyungu zo kubungabunga ibishanga muri ibi bihe isi yugarijwe (IGIHE - Tuesday, 02 February 2021) -- Minisitiri w'ibidukikije mu Rwanda, Dr Mujawamariya Jeanne d'Arc, yavuze ko kongera ubuziranenge n'ingano y'amazi meza bikwiye kwitabwaho cyane kuko biri mu ngamba zo kwirinda ikwirakwira rya Covid-19 ikomeje kuyogoza Isi. Read More
 
Ingingo 5 zafasha u Rwanda kubungabunga umutungo w’amazi (Imvaho Nshya - Tuesday, 02 February 2021) -- “Nta mazi ahari, ntihaboneka ibishanga n’ubundi butaka buhehereye, bityo nta n’ubuzima bwabaho”, nk’uko byatangajwe na Faustin Munyazikwiye, Umuyobozi Mukuru Wungirije w’Ikigo cy’Igihugu cyo Kubungabunga Ibidukikije (REMA), kuri uyu wa Kabiri tariki ya 2 Mutarama 2021 ubwo u Rwanda rwifatanyije n’Isi yose mu kwizihiza Umunsi Mpuzamahanga w’ibishanga. Read More 
 
Rwanda will host CHOGM in a safe environment, Biruta reassures (The New Times - Tuesday, 02 February 2021) -- Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Vincent Biruta has issued assurance on the country’s readiness to host the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of State Summit (CHOGM) under a safe environment. Read More
 

Wetland degradation undermines water supply, says Mujawamariya (The New Times - Tuesday, 02 February 2021) -- The Minister of Environment, Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya, has called for the protection of wetlands from degradation and pollution in order to avoid its impacts on water quality and quantity. More Here

 
Huye: Binubira konerwa n’inkende zabaye nyinshi mu Mujyi (Kigali Today - Monday, 01 February 2021) --Abatuye mu Mujyi wa Huye, cyane cyane abaturiye Kaminuza y’u Rwanda, binubira konerwa n’inkende kuko ngo zahabaye nyinshi, zikabonera imyaka iri mu mirima n’imbuto. Read More
 
Sector Updates
 
ITERAMBERE RY'IMIJYI YUNGANIRA KIGALI| GUTEZA IMBERE IYO MIJYI BIJYANA NO KUBUNGABUNGA IBIDUKIKIJE (REMA YouTube Channel - Monday, 8 February 2021) -- Watch Here
 
Remarks by Director General Juliet Kabera on the World Wetlands Day (REMA - Tuesday, 02 February 2021) -- I would like to thank you for joining this special celebration of World Wetlands Day, despite the challenging times we are in. We are grateful that you have taken time out of your busy schedules and homeschooling responsibilities to be with us. Read More
 
Water users encouraged to be water-wise on World Wetlands Day (REMA - Tuesday, 02 February 2021) -- The Ministry of Environment, Rwanda Environment Management Authority and Rwanda Water Resources Board are encouraging all Rwandans, especially the private sector, to protect and conserve the country’s wetlands to ensure they fulfil their role in flood mitigation, water storage, carbon sequestration, and can provide a habitat for rich biodiversity and space for people to connect with nature. The call comes as Rwanda joins the rest of the world to celebrate World Wetlands Day. Read More
 
Across Africa 
 
New targets to protect biodiversity must include farmers and agriculture (The Conversation - Wednesday, 03 February 2021) -- The UN Convention on Biological Diversity is a treaty that aims to develop national strategies for the conservation and sustainable use of a country’s natural resources, or biological diversity. This is a general strategy that all countries must then adopt at the local level. Read More
 
New project to boost sustainable wildlife management and food security in southern Africa (Relief Web - Wednesday, 03 February 2021) -- FAO and the French Development Agency (AFD) today launched a new 3.5 million Euro project to improve sustainable wildlife management and food security in the world's largest terrestrial transfrontier conservation area. Read More
 
Regional Climate Weeks to Drive Forward Climate Action in 2021 and 2022 (UNFCCC - Monday, 01 February 2021) -- The UN Climate Change Secretariat today announced Regional Climate Weeks in 2021 and 2022, key meetings that will help build regional momentum for the annual UN Climate Change Conferences and drive forward regional implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Read More
 
African countries keep building new cities to meet rapid urbanization even if people won’t live in them (Quartz Africa - Friday, 1 November 2019) -- By 2050 an estimated 2.5 billion more people will be added to urban areas, with 90% of this growth taking place in Africa and Asia. According to Nobel Prize-winning economist, Paul Romer, this will mean the building of more urban areas in the next 100 years than currently exist today. Read More
 
From Around the World
 
Electronic waste in the US is changing (The Hill - Tuesday, 02 February 2021) -- Americans spent $400 billion in 2020 on technologies like smartphones, computers, TVs and streaming media. Electronics have found their way into every aspect of modern life and work. But as products get replaced faster and repaired less, electronics are also finding their way into our trash, prompting some to call electronic waste (e-waste) the fastest growing waste stream in the world. Read More
 
How Super League is tackling climate change (Sky Sports - Tuesday, 02 February 2021) -- From solar panels on stadium roofs, to water recycling, electric lawnmowers and community projects, Super League and its member clubs are taking steps towards a sustainable future. More Here
 

The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review (Crown - February 2021) -- We are facing a global crisis. We are totally dependent upon the natural world. It supplies us with every oxygen-laden breath we take and every mouthful of food we eat. But we are currently damaging it so profoundly that many of its natural systems are now on the verge of breakdown. Read More

 
Twitter Highlights
 
1.REMA Rwanda @REMA_RwandaDG @Juliet_Kabera in her concluding remarks on behalf of Min @MujaJeanne calls upon young people to be actively committed towards restoration & protection of wetlands and water resources. We want to see you coming to the action, and participate in restoration process of wetlands.
 
2. Faustin Munyazikwiye @FaustinMUNYAZIKIt was a pleasure to see more than 130 participants in the #WorldWetlandsDay2021 webinar celebration in #Rwanda.

Thank you Hon. Minister @MujaJeanne for officiating this event. Thank you all pannelists. Thank you also @LMupende from @GGGI_Rwanda for the wonderfull moderation.

3. Juliet Kabera @Juliet_KaberaAs we celebrate #WorldWetlandsDay, let’s take time to appreciate Rwanda’s strong political leadership for the unwavering support to restore degraded wetlands countrywide. This is the anchor of all achievements so far and for the plans we are embarking on with our valued partners.
 
4. IGIHE @IGIHEMu Karere ka Nyamagabe hubatswe ikiraro cyo mu kirere gifite agaciro ka miliyoni 74 Frw cyo gufasha abaturage kwambuka Umugezi wa Mwogo, umaze igihe utwara abantu kubera imiterere yawo ituma amazi yuzura mu bihe by’imvura.