In the last decade, Rwanda has emerged as a leader in Africa for its efforts to integrate climate resilience and green growth into development planning and finance. This working paper charts some of the steps the Government of Rwanda has taken to become a leader in this area, namely:
Current climate variability and extreme events have already lead to major impacts in Rwanda. These include floods and landslides, but also the effects of rainfall variability on agriculture, e.g. soil erosion and droughts.
While the impacts of climate change are being felt by people and communities now, many of the most severe impacts will be felt in the decades to come. This presents significant barriers to achieving long-term development objectives – particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, a region with low capacity to adapt to the future impacts of climate change. This report looks at six case studies and investigates how climate information is being used in decision-making in sub-Saharan Africa.
This guide is aimed primarily at national planners and policy advisors in developing countries, focusing on the role of economic tools in planning for green growth. Some of the questions explored by the guide include: How do decision makers create a vision and strategy for green growth?
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE), University of Oxford
This Baseline Report is the first step in the process of developing a National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development for Rwanda. It provides a snapshot of the country today and the planned initiatives that will take it forward, placing it within the context of climate change.