Rwanda Green Fund represented at Africa Carbon Forum in Kenya

The CEO of the Rwanda Green Fund, Hubert Ruzibiza, has represented the fund at the Africa Carbon Forum in Nairobi, Kenya.

At the forum, the CEO shared the fund's experience over the last five years, including its efforts to finance Rwanda's transition to green growth. He spoke about the various financing models the fund uses to invest in environment and climate initiatives, and the results that have been achieved, including the more than 136,000 green jobs created. Mr Ruzibiza was part of a discussion that included representatives from Ethiopia, the World Bank, UN Environment and the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE).

The Africa Carbon Forum is a continental meeting organised by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Bank, the African Development Bank (AfDB), Africa Low Emission Development Partnership and the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA).

The meeting was held from 11 to 13 April 2018 and brought together over 600 climate change experts, carbon market players, policymakers and project developers from across Africa. The forum was held in Kigali, Rwanda, in 2016.

The forum was part of the 2018 Africa Climate Week, which was designed to advance regional climate action. The ultimate aim of the week, the first of what is planned to be an annual gathering, is to support implementation of countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement and climate action to deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.