Let’s join hands to beat air pollution

Today, Rwanda joins the rest of the international community to celebrate World Environment Day. The annual event is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of the natural world to our collective prosperity, and re-double our efforts to protect our environment and make the world a better place...

Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 12:03 AM

Green growth is good for business

Africa is developing quickly, and we need to ensure this growth can be sustained for generations to come. That can only be achieved if it is green, clean and climate resilient. That is why the Government of Rwanda has organised the Africa Green Growth Forum – to bring the private sector...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 9:17 PM

We can put an end to single-use plastics

For more than two decades, Rwanda has prioritised environmental protection and conservation. This focus on sustainable development and ensuring a healthy environment for all people living in, and visiting, Rwanda has had a significant return on investment. One of the major green initiatives was...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 5:00 AM

Air pollution, the monster in our midst

Air pollution is perhaps the greatest environmental public health threat we face today. According to the 2017 State of Global Air Report, long-term exposure to air pollution contributed to the deaths of 6.1 million people in 2016 with strokes, heart attacks, lung disease and lung cancer causing...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 11:25 PM

Natural resources for sustainable development

For Rwanda to progress, grow and manage our economy wisely, we need good measures to evaluate our economic status and performance. Gross Domestic Product is a standard or traditional measure of economic performance, focused on income, the value of goods and services. But it does not give us...

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 12:00 AM