| Green Growth Strategy |
09 June 2023

RWANDA LAUNCHES REVISED GREEN GROWTH AND CLIMATE RESILIENCE STRATEGY

Rwanda has on June 5, 2023 launched the Revised Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy as part of World Environment Day celebrations. The strategy has been revised by the Ministry of Environment in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, and aims to define a development pathway for Rwanda that is climate resilient and harnesses green economic innovation. It has been updated to align with Vision 2050 and will serve as Rwanda's long-term strategy for low-emissions development.


In 2011, Rwanda adopted a ground-breaking Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy (GGCRS) with the aim to be a developed, climate-resilient and low-carbon economy by 2050. Given the faster than expected impact of climate change and Rwanda’s new socio-economic development goals, there was a need to revisit the strategy to ensure it remains relevant and adaptable. As a result, the Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy has been updated to ensure it continues to serve as a relevant, effective, and implementable guiding national document.


The revised Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy aims to guide national policy and planning in an integrated way, mainstream climate change into all sectors of the economy, and position Rwanda to access international climate funding and investment. Areas of significant revision include Rwanda’s development pathway, thematic programme areas, enabling pillars, and implementation roadmap.


“The launch of the revised Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy marks a pivotal moment in Rwanda's sustainable development journey. This strategy represents our unwavering commitment to addressing climate change and building a resilient and low carbon economy. By aligning our national goals with global priorities, we are taking proactive steps to achieve our ambitious climate action targets. Together, let us seize this opportunity to build a bright future for both people and our planet," said Dr Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya, Rwanda’s Minister of Environment.


“The strategy demonstrates Rwanda's visionary approach to sustainable development and aligns with UNDP's mission of inclusive and sustainable growth. Together, we empower Rwanda to forge a low-carbon economy, paving the way for a future that prioritises jobs, prosperity, and the health of its people. We are proud to have contributed to the creation of this remarkable strategy," said Maxwell Gomera, Resident Representative, UNDP Rwanda.


The revised strategy also aims to guide and enhance Rwanda’s NDC Climate Action Plan to reduce emissions by 38% by 2030 compared to business as usual. The specific strategic objectives include ensuring energy security and low-carbon energy supply for green industry and services, promoting sustainable land use and water resource management, and prioritising social protection, health improvement, and disaster risk reduction.


The strategy will require an average of US $2 billion per annum, of which US $700 million will come from government budgets and spending. External resource mobilisation will be led by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and the Rwanda Green Fund. Climate finance mechanisms such as Ireme Invest - Rwanda’s Green Investment Facility will boost private sector participation in implementing the strategy. In addition, the Fund will promote partnerships to leverage funding from climate funds, the private sector, enhanced domestic revenues, and other innovative financing mechanisms.

Whatsapp

Topics


More posts

04 November 2021

From ambition to action: Rwanda’s climate resilience plan

On Saturday, December 12, 2020, global leaders are meeting to discuss a problem on many of our minds: climate change. The extraordinary virtual…

Read more →
04 November 2021

Green New Deal: Lesson Learned from the Republic of Korea, Rwanda and the European Union

This webinar was co-organized by the Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UNDP Seoul Policy Centre (USPC). It is the second event on the theme of…

Read more →
04 November 2021

REMA get the Electric Vehicle to support Rwanda's environmental protection efforts

The Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) has taken delivery of its first ever electric vehicle that will be used to support the…

Read more →
04 November 2021

REMA receives computing equipment provided by FAO to enhance Greenhouse Gases inventory

Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) has received computing equipment that will be used for enhancing the Greenhouse Gases (GHG) national…

Read more →
04 November 2021

Rwanda-Italy Investors and entrepreneurs discussed how to explore Green Investment opportunities

This webinar is the third virtual dialogue that gather the Rwandan and Italian entrepreneurs, investors and institutions for exploring the green…

Read more →
04 November 2021

Rwanda Pledges emissions cut of 38% in its climate action plan by 2030

Rwanda as a signatory to the Paris Agreement under which countries are due to update or communicate their 2030 emission-reduction plans, it submitted…

Read more →
04 November 2021

The Geneva Environment Dialogues discussed the impacts of the COVID-19 on the global climate change agenda

The dialogues took place on Tuesday 19 May, 2020 from 9: 00 to 9:50 on Facebook live, as way of communicating in this time of COVID-19.

this session…

Read more →
04 November 2021

Assessment of Rwanda’s vulnerability to climate change was presented to local authorities

Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), with the logistical support of Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC), hold a video conference with…

Read more →