Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), on Tuesday, launched a four-year project aimed at protecting the population from the negative effects of climate change.
Speaking during the launch, the environmental consultant, Mito Toshikazu, said the project will curtail future climate change consequences such as floods and landslides.
“The project will reduce the causes of climate change by reducing the emission of greenhouse gases,” Mito said.
“It will sensitize the population on the effects of climate change and empower them to effectively deal with its impact.”
Other long-term measures will include creating institutional framework to enable institutions collectively deal with the anticipated problems and share knowledge.
The project will be jointly funded by the Government of Japan and Global Environment Facility, with the United Nations Development Programme and United Nations Environment Programme providing the technical expertise.