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Facts About Climate Change in Rwanda
Rwanda is experiencing increased rainfall extremes. Rainy seasons are becoming shorter and more intense, especially in the northern and western provinces.
Rwanda has experienced a temperature increase of 1.4°C since 1970, higher than the global average, and can expect an increase in temperature of up to 2.0°C by the 2030s from 1970.
Rwanda's eastern regions have experienced serious rainfall deficits in a number of years over previous decades, alternated with rainfall excesses in other years.
Additional net economic costs (on top of existing climate variability) could be equivalent to a loss of almost 1% of GDP each year by 2030 in Rwanda.
In 2018, climate related disasters cost Rwanda more than 200 million dollars in damage to property, crops, livestock and other losses.
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