Urban-Rural Linkages in Times of Coronavirus Pandemic: Lessons from Musanze District in Rwanda (GGGI - August 2020) -- This report is to provide a detailed assessment of urban rural linkages in Musanze District in Rwanda, especially in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic and measures that the Government of Rwanda put in place that are impacting the urban-rural flow of people and goods. Read More
17 Organizations Celebrating the Role of Forests in the Food System (Food Tank - Thursday, 11 March 2021) -- ICRAF supports the development of agroforestry policies and practices to stimulate agricultural growth, raise farmers’ incomes, and protect the environment across the globe. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, ICRAF is the world’s largest repository of agroforestry science and information, with programs spanning Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Read More
Over 20 countries found weakening environmental protection during pandemic (CNBC - Thursday, 11 March 2021) -- At least 22 countries enacted or proposed changes during the coronavirus pandemic that weaken environmental regulation, endangering protected areas around the globe, according to a research paper published on Thursday. Read More
Earthquake of 4.7 magnitude hits Mara, Tanzania (The Citizen - Thursday, 11 March 2021) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 struck off the Mara region, the Regional Commissioner has confirmed. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit 20 km SSW of Tarime, Mara in Tanzania. Read More
Wildlife protections, especially in Africa, cut sharply during pandemic -IUCN conservation group (CNBC - Thursday, 11 March 2021) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is undermining nature conservation efforts, cutting park and anti-poaching patrols in more than half of Africa’s protected sites, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said on Thursday. Read More
UK environmental protections 'being flouted' (BBC - Thursday, 11 March 2021) -- And environmentalists complain that the principles are meaningless anyway, because the government presses on with activities that will harm the planet – such as the planned Cumbria coal mine and a £27bn road building programme. Read More
Air pollution: The silent killer called PM2.5 (McGrill - Thursday, 11 March 2021) -- Millions of people die prematurely every year from diseases and cancer caused by air pollution. The first line of defence against this carnage is ambient air quality standards. Yet, according to researchers from McGill University, over half of the world’s population lives without the protection of adequate air quality standards. Read More
Climate Change Must Be Tackled as a Global Security Risk (Relief Web - Wednesday, 10 March 2021) -- When the United Nations put out emergency appeals for modest amounts of money to help Syria with the drought that preceded its civil war, they were dramatically underfunded—member states only provided a quarter of the amount requested in 2008, and a third in 2009. The United States did not contribute. Read More
The PLASTICS Act and Pollution Poverty (Borgen Magazine - Wednesday, 10 March 2021) -- The bill would, in effect, authorize the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to advance the federal government’s efforts to reduce pollution in the world’s oceans. It would primarily allow the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) to invest in integrated waste management systems in developing countries. Read More
1. @MujaJeanne: Thank you very much CEO #GEF @cmrodrigueze for enriching discussion on #Buildingbackbetter with #Rwanda & #GEF and bringing on board as many partners as possible. We are sure we all together can make the world recover back better!
2. GGGI Rwanda @GGGI_Rwanda: @GGGI_Rwanda has published "Urban-Rural Linkages in Times of Coronavirus Pandemic: Lessons from @MusanzeDistrict "assessing urban-rural linkages in the context of the current #COVID-19 pandemic & measures required @gatjmv @AMpuhwe @RwandaLocalGov
3. GGGI Rwanda @GGGI_Rwanda: @GGGI_Rwanda Country Rep @oakdanny today met with @EnvironmentRw Minister @MujaJeanne & had a productive meeting discussing ongoing proj support by #GGGI in #Rwanda on urban resilience ; #greenbuildings & construction ;sustainable mobility & #CircularEconomy of waste management.