Green Rwanda Media Review - 8 March 2021
- The Independent and other outlets report that President Kagame intends to make conservation his country’s next battle.
- The New Times and KT Press report that the parliament wants further audit into Nduba landfill.
- Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund shares stories of some of the many women of the Fossey Fund.
- The New Times reports about attempts to save forests by distributing modern cookstoves.
- REMA launches a campaign to increase awareness of the benefits of embracing efficient cooling solutions.
- 12 March: Workshop on launching to the stakeholders the Rwanda Biodiversity Information System (RBIS) organised by the Centre of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management. Join Here
- 14 March: International Day Action for Rivers
- 10 March: Solar Appreciation Day
- 10 March: Celebration of the 50th anniversary of Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, 2021. Join Here
International Women’s Day — The Women of the Fossey Fund (DFGF - Monday, 1 March 2021) - In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, the Fossey Fund is celebrating some of the many women who are in the field working to ensure that our critical conservation work continues. Read More
“Greatest champion for the wildlife economy” joins the Giants Club (Space for Giants - March 2021) -- President Kagame becomes the sixth African Head of State to join the Giants Club, a unique forum that brings together African Presidents with major business leaders, leading philanthropists, and global influencers to protect some of the continent’s most important remaining natural landscapes that hold populations of large wild animals. Read More. Also published on The New Times
Green Gicumbi project beneficiaries in a big smile as they benefit from rainwater harvesting tanks (Rwanda Green Fund - Thursday, 4 March 2021) -- Heavy rainfalls in different mountainous parts of Rwanda including Gicumbi District have been something usual in the last couple of years. However, this has over the past years put at risk the lives of innocent people as well as causing big damage to people’s properties, not forgetting the loss of economic infrastructures. Read more
REMA and UNEP’s U4E Launch Efficient Cooling Awareness Campaign (REMA - Wednesday, 3 March 2021) -- The Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme’s United for Efficiency launches today a campaign to increase awareness on the benefits of embracing efficient cooling solutions. Read More
World's first boat made from recycled plastic starts sailing in Kenya (Xinhua Net - Thursday, 4 March 2021) -- Flipflopi, the world's first boat made from recycled plastic on Thursday started sailing around Lake Victoria in Western Kenya to spread awareness on hazards posed by non-biodegradable material to the environment. Read More
UN launches Anti-plastic pollution mission in E. Africa (Anadolu Agency - Thursday, 4 March 2021) -- The world’s first recycled plastic sailing dhow on Thursday began a mission in Africa’s largest freshwater lake to raise awareness about plastic pollution, according to the UN. Read More
Global Oil Prices Fall Ahead of OPEC Meeting (Taarifa - Tuesday, 2 March 2021) -- As the alliance of Oil producing countries under OPEC meet on Thursday, global oil prices have reportedly fallen according to sector experts. Details indicate that the alliance is expected to loosen the taps after prices got off to their best-ever start to a year. Read More
Greening the “Special Relationship” (Project Syndicate - Tuesday, 2 March 2021) -- Joe Biden's arrival in the White House, and the United Kingdom's role as host of this year's United Nations climate summit, gives the Anglo-Saxon world a unique opportunity to demonstrate climate leadership in 2021. But both countries will have to back words with action – and money. Read More