A team of Meteorologists from the British Met Office are in the country to support the country’s capacity in climate science.
A statement released by the British High Commission in Kigali indicates that the Met Office, UK’s National Weather Service, has been working on climate change for more than two decades.
The meteorologists, one of three British delegations visiting Kigali this week, are contributing to UK-Rwanda relationship on sustainable development.
“A British “Creating Carbon Market partnerships” Trade Mission is made up of highly experienced UK companies in the field of Carbon Markets, the system by which carbon emissions are traded between companies and countries, and thereby reduced,” reads the statement.
This visit will include a business seminar where UK companies will meet and develop links with many Rwandan companies and investors in the carbon market.
“Sir David King, Director of the prestigious Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University, is visiting Rwanda as part of a project, funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network, which will help develop a National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development,” the statement adds.
Sir King will be the keynote speaker at a workshop to launch the project on Friday.
The British High Commissioner, Nicholas Cannon, expressed his appreciation on the UK-Rwanda partnership.
“I am delighted that this week sees such a high-calibre range of delegations visiting Rwanda, and helping address these vitally important issues,” he said.
“The UK looks forward to strengthening the work it is doing with Rwanda to ensure that development is sustainable, and the environment protected, for future generations”.