Green Rwanda Media Review - 8 January 2018

Summary

  • The New Times writes that 2017 has been a significant year in Rwanda's journey to green growth and sustainable development
  • Umuseke reports that the unusual January rain is a result of ocean warming
  • The New Times publishes a story with tips on achieving green and sustainable development in Rwanda
  • Africa Times writes that a new report on climate resilience calls for urgent action in Sub-saharan African countries
  • The Independent details how disposable coffee cups pose a huge threat to the environment

 

Review

Rwanda

2017 disasters cost Rwanda Rwf 6.7 billion - MIDIMAR (The New Times - Monday 8 December 2018) -- Disasters which ravaged several parts of the country during the year 2017 caused many damages whose value is estimated at Rwf 6.7 billion, according to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR). Read More

2017, a year Rwanda set a solid foundation for green growth (The New Times - Friday 5 January 2018) -- For more than a decade, putting the environment at the center of Rwanda’s development has been a priority for the country. Read more

Ubutaka bwo guhinga bukomeje kubura kubera imiturire (Kigali Today - Friday 5 January 2018) -- Minisiteri y’Ubuhinzi n’Ubworozi (MINAGRI) ivuga ko iri kuganira n’inzego zitandukanye kugira harebwe uburyo imiturire idakomeza kubangamira ubutaka bwo guhinga. Read more

Amafoto y’ubwiza bw’imirambi n’imisozi y’u Rwanda yafatiwe muri kajugujugu (Igihe - Thursday 4 January 2018) -- U Rwanda ruri mu hantu 18 haza ku isonga, ba mukerarugendo n’abandi bashaka kuruhura ubwonko no gutahana ibyishimo bashobora gutemberera mu 2018, ahanini bishingiye ku mutekano uhari n’ibyiza nyaburanga bineza amaso ya buri wese uhakandagiye. Read more

Abacukura ubutaka ‘bagiye kujya’ babanza inyungu z’abahaturiye (Umuseke - Thursday 4 January 2018) -- Uyu munsi, Komisiyo yo kurengera ibidukikije mu Nteko ishinga amategeko yatangiye kwiga umushinga w’itegeko rigenga imikoreshereze y’ibidukikije cyane ku mikoereshereze y’ubutaka n’ibiri munsi yabwo, bagaragaje ko abacukura nk’amabuye y’agaciro bazajya babanza kuragaraza ingamba n’inyungu ku baturiye aho bagiye gucukura. Read more

​Imvura itamenyerewe muri Mutarama iraterwa n’ubushyuhe bw’inyanja (Umuseke - Thursday 4 January 2018) -- Mu itangazo Ikigo cy’Igihugu gishinzwe Ubumenyi bw’Ikirere (METEO RWANDA) cyageneye Abaturarwanda ku bijyanye n’imvura idasanzwe imaze iminsi igwa mu cyumweru cya mbere cya Mutarama, ngo iraterwa n’ubushyuhe bw’inyanja y’Abahinde. Read more

Ways to ensure inclusive green and sustainable development (The New Times - Tuesday 2 January 2018) -- Last month, from December 8-14, 2017, Rwanda celebrated its annual Green Growth Week. The week is part of the country’s efforts geared at achieving economic growth through sustainable resources utilisation as well as safeguarding the environment. Read more

Reduce food waste and help save the Earth (The New Times - Tuesday 2 January 2018) -- Biodiversity loss continues at unprecedented rates; 1000 times faster than it should without anthropogenic activities (Slingenberg et al., 2009). Thus, humanity is causing the sixth mass extinction, the only one caused by humans (Barnosky et al., 2011). Read more

Eight energy and climate issues to watch in 2018 (Axios - Tuesday 2 January 2018) -- Washington isn't even close to a coherent strategy on energy and climate change, and that puts these issues all over the map, literally. Here's what I'm watching this year and why. Read more

Rubavu: Abayobozi na sosiyete z’isuku ntibavuga rumwe ku mwanda wugarije umujyi (Igihe - Tuesday 30 December 2017) -- Muri aka karere, muri Nzeri ubuyobozi bwahagaritse mu kazi mu gihe cy’amezi abiri abanyamabanga nshingwabikorwa b’imirenge ibiri n’uw’akagari bazira umwanda ugaragara aho bayobora nyuma y’aho Umukuru w’Igihugu ahanyuze akawuhabona. Read more

 

Across Africa

RDC: Abantu barenga 30 bishwe n’umwuzure i Kinshasa (Igihe - Friday 5 January 2018) -- Repubulika Iharanira Demokarasi ya Congo yatangaje ko mu ijoro ryo kuwa Gatatu rishyira kuwa Kane, abantu basaga 37 bishwe n’inkangu yatewe n’imvura idasanzwe, yaguye igatengura imisozi, mu murwa mukuru wa Kinshasa. Read more

Report on climate resilience urges help for sub-Saharan Africa (Africa Times - Friday 5 January 2018) -- There’s troubling news for sub-Saharan Africa on climate change, as a new report from a British green-tech company looks at preparedness and resilience levels in nations across the world. Read more

As climate disasters increase, Africa’s hydrometeorology infrastructure is deteriorating (Equal Times - Thursday 4 January 2018) -- As Caribbean countries come to terms with the devastating effects of the recent hurricanes (Irma and Maria) that ravaged the region in September, experts are warning that the chronic underdevelopment. Read more

 

From Around the World

Report on climate resilience urges help for sub-Saharan Africa (Africa Times - Friday 5 January 2018) -- Each year, the London-based Eco Experts exchange creates a new map to show the most and least at-risk nations. The map is drawn from International Energy Agency data for carbon emissions, as well as the country data from ND-GAIN, the Global Adaptation Initiative at the University of Notre Dame in the United States. Read more

Disposable coffee cups: How big a problem are they for the environment? (Independent - Thursday 4 January 2018) -- In a report released on Friday, the Environmental Audit Committee has set out a strategy for the UK to deal with the waste resulting from the British public’s love of takeaway coffee. Read more

Climate Change Is Suffocating Large Parts of the Ocean (National Geographic - Thursday 4 January 2018) -- One day more than a decade ago, Eric Prince was studying the tracks of tagged fish when he noticed something odd. Read more

 

Upcoming Events / Key Dates

10 January 2018: Expansion of Volcanoes National Park launch event

2 February 2018: World Wetlands Day