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{{Program
|Name=CDKN-Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework
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|Name=CDKN-Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework and Design of a Climate Change and Environmental Fund
|Developer=Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
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|Developer=Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development
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|Partner=REMA, Government of Rwanda
 
|ProgramSector=Climate, Energy, Land
 
|ProgramSector=Climate, Energy, Land
 
|ProgramTopics=Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis
 
|ProgramTopics=Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis
 
|Website=http://cdkn.org/project/a-strategic-framework-for-rwanda/
 
|Website=http://cdkn.org/project/a-strategic-framework-for-rwanda/
 
|StartYear=2010
 
|StartYear=2010
|EndYear=2011
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|EndYear=2012
 
|Place=Rwanda,
 
|Place=Rwanda,
 
|Coordinates=-1.940278, 29.873888
 
|Coordinates=-1.940278, 29.873888
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|UNRegion=Middle Africa
 
|UNRegion=Middle Africa
 
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"Although Rwanda is a very low emitter of carbon, it is among the most vulnerable to climate change, with frequent floods and prolonged droughts resulting in massive crop failure. This small, densely-populated and landlocked country has enjoyed strong economic growth over the past five years (averaging a GDP growth rate of 8.5%) and recognises that climate change and economic shocks, such as spiking oil prices, could potentially threaten this development. Rwanda also has a strong vision and plan to transform the country to a middle income economy by 2020 – the so called ‘Vision 2020’.
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Rwanda’s ambitious Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy was launched at a UNFCCC side event at CoP17 in Durban. Rwanda joins Korea, Denmark and China in seeing it as to their competitive advantage to grasp low-carbon development opportunities and transform the way their economies operate. The strategy outlines how adaptation and mitigation actions can be integrated across all sectors of the economy, and puts Rwanda in a stronger position not only to face the twin challenges of climate change and poverty, but to take advantage of the opportunities presented by a low-carbon growth path in a greener global economy. It aims to ensure the future prosperity of every Rwandan citizen.
  
The Government of Rwanda is determined to mainstream climate change into the national development agenda and the Office of the President has requested assistance from CDKN in drafting a National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development. CDKN and the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Oxford University, are working with the Government to develop the strategy over a nine-month period. This stakeholder-rich process draws on input from across a range of ministries, the private sector and civil society.
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The strategy was developed over nine months as a collaborative effort among the Government of Rwanda, the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment (SSEE), DFID and CDKN. It stimulated high-level engagement across ministries on climate compatible development, and hundreds of stakeholders from government, private sector, civil society and academia were consulted.
The three project objectives are to: 1) produce a national strategy; 2) build capacity on climate modelling techniques, data production and implementation of a Climate Observatory in Rwanda; and 3) provide a framework for detailed sectoral studies and implementation plans."
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Now Rwanda is designing a national climate change and environment fund to access global financial resources to turn the aspirations of the strategy into reality. The fund will be managed by the Government of Rwanda, allowing the country to support climate strategies that best meet its needs and national priorities.
  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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http://cdkn.org/project/a-strategic-framework-for-rwanda/

Latest revision as of 12:50, 3 January 2014

Rwanda’s ambitious Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy was launched at a UNFCCC side event at CoP17 in Durban. Rwanda joins Korea, Denmark and China in seeing it as to their competitive advantage to grasp low-carbon development opportunities and transform the way their economies operate. The strategy outlines how adaptation and mitigation actions can be integrated across all sectors of the economy, and puts Rwanda in a stronger position not only to face the twin challenges of climate change and poverty, but to take advantage of the opportunities presented by a low-carbon growth path in a greener global economy. It aims to ensure the future prosperity of every Rwandan citizen.

The strategy was developed over nine months as a collaborative effort among the Government of Rwanda, the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment (SSEE), DFID and CDKN. It stimulated high-level engagement across ministries on climate compatible development, and hundreds of stakeholders from government, private sector, civil society and academia were consulted.

Now Rwanda is designing a national climate change and environment fund to access global financial resources to turn the aspirations of the strategy into reality. The fund will be managed by the Government of Rwanda, allowing the country to support climate strategies that best meet its needs and national priorities.


References

http://cdkn.org/project/a-strategic-framework-for-rwanda/
  1.  "CDKN-Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework"