CDKN Climate and Development Outlook: Rwanda special edition

Submitted by Charlotte Scott | published 24th Sep 2013 | last updated 13th Jan 2020
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CDKN’s 8th Climate and Development Outlook takes a geographically focused look at climate compatible development in Rwanda. For several years now, the Government of Rwanda has shown sustained efforts to integrate environmental concerns into core national development policies. In this Outlook we discuss both the challenges and opportunities that climate change presents for Rwanda. We tell the story of a Government that is moving from grappling with strategy and policy at a national level, to the practical challenges of implementing sustainable development at the budgetary, sectoral and district levels. Our particular focus:

  • The importance of understanding the impacts of climate change on national development
  • The collaborative effort that led to the identification of ‘big wins’ as key focus points for the national Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy
  • The design and implementation of FONERWA – a national funding mechanism for green growth initiatives that serves the national development agenda and meets the requirements for international climate finance and aid flow

Suggested citation

Roux, J. 2013. Rwanda: Pioneering steps towards a climate resilient green economy. Climate and Development Outlook 8th Edition - September 2013. Climate and Development Knowledge Network. Cape Town