International Day for Biological Diversity

22 May 2019 – The United Nations celebrated the International Day for Biological Diversity by examining the fundamental role of nature in ensuring human health and good nutrition.


" Biodiversity is the food we eat, the water we drink, and it is also the air we breathe. More than that,
biodiversity is part of us, as we humans are part of nature,"  said Dr. Cristiana Paşca-Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). “The truth is that without healthy nature and biodiversity, we cannot have quality nutrition, and without quality nutrition we cannot have good health – as simple as that.”

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Rwanda to host regional workshop on mitigation actions to climate change.

Rwanda will host the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) regional workshop on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) to climate change on 17-19 August, 2015 at LEMIGO Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda

The meeting, co-organised by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat in partnership with the Government of Rwanda through the Ministry of
Natural Resources, is expected to bring together over 70 climate change experts from across
Africa, including country representatives, representatives of international organisations and the
private sector.

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UNEP-IEMP Press Release, 22 November 2012, Kigal

Witnessed by Hon. Minister Stanislas Kamanzi of Natural Resources, H.E. Academician Honglie Sun, and H.E. Academician Bojie Fu of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, A Memorandum of Understanding on ecosystem management has been signed by Ms. Rose Mukankomeje, Director General of Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) and Mr. Guirui Yu, Deputy Director General of the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGSNRR-CAS) on 22 November 2012 in Kigali.

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Rwanda marks Ozone Day with a call to all Rwandans to phase down the use of HFCs gases.

Press Release - For Immediate Release
Kigali, Rwanda | 12 September 2018
Rwanda is a Party to the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer since 2003; Every 16th September Rwanda joins the World to celebrate the International Day for the preservation of Ozone Layer.
This year’s theme is: is “Keep Cool and Carry On” which is a motivational rallying call urging all of us to carry on with the exemplary work of protecting the ozone layer and the climate under the Montreal Protocol on substances depleting Ozone Layer. The theme has two connotations – that our work of protecting the ozone layer also protects climate and that the Montreal Protocol on substances depleting Ozone Layer is a “cool” treaty, as exemplified by its outstanding success.

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