The economic impacts of climate change in Rwanda

Published: 20th July 2011 16:12Last Updated: 20th July 2011 15:12


Source: Dr. Rose Mukankomeje

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This is the page for the Rwanda National Advisory Committee for the DFID funded study on the Economic Impacts of Climate Change in Rwanda. The study is led by Mr Prosper Musafiri and Dr Rose Mukankomeje (DG Minecofin and DG REMA respectively).

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Key project documents:

Prepared as an input to the Kigali Finance For Development Meeting. This includes the aggregated estimates of impacts and adaptation undertaken as part of the DFID funded study.

Final study reports and annexes:


Source: Dr. Rose Mukankomeje

Sectoral reports:

This document describes current threats and future potential impacts of climate change on the Virungas mountain gorillas in Rwanda. It also explores flexible approaches to address the adaptation of ecological and socio-economic systems in the Virungas region to changing future conditions.

This document analyses the effects of climate change on ecosystems in Rwanda. It is structured in 3 sections:

Section 1 explains how ecosystems and ecosystem services play a vital role for human well-being.

Section 2 identifies patterns of change stressing ecosystems and influencing their vulnerability.

Section 3 explores the effects of climate change on ecosystem services and the possible implications for human well-being and development given two possible future pathways.

This document analyses the effects of climate change on ecosystems at the regional level (East Africa):

Section 1 explains how ecosystems and ecosystem services play a vital role for human well-being.

Section 2 identifies patterns of change stressing ecosystems and influencing their vulnerability. This section also analyses the climate-sensitivity of most vulnerable ecosystems in the region.

Section 3 explores the effects of climate change on ecosystem services and the possible implications for human well-being and development given two possible future pathways for East Africa.

Section 4 shifts focus from climate change impacts on ecosystems and services to exploring the role and value of ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation.

Other outputs:

Paper:

Abstract:

This paper has compiled indicative emissions projections for Rwanda, which are consistent with the objectives in the Vision document and other strategic national planning documents. It has then considered the potential for low carbon development and assessed different national emission indicators and potential targets. Finally, it has considered the potential mechanisms that might emerge from the forthcoming negotiations, and the potential positions and implications for Rwanda.

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