Rwanda launches first ever Fund for Environment and Climate Change

18 October 2014
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It will be the engine of green growth in Rwanda, mobilising and channelling domestic and international financing to public and private environment and climate change projects. This fund (FONERWA) will support projects that align with the country’s commitment to a strong and prosperous green economy.

The launch provided an opportunity for those involved to share their experiences and achievements. At the event policy makers and development partners discussed the future of the fund and how they would be able to support the Fund for Environment and Climate Change.

Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi spoke at the event about the need to take action to mitigate the negative consequences of climate change and promote green economy in Rwanda.

The Prime Minister said “Climate change is real and its impact on our daily and national lives, in all sectors, is huge. Rwanda has taken a relentless and proactive approach to mainstream environmental and climate change policy across the economy,”

As part of the launch, hundreds of Rwandans took part in an Enviro Walk to raise awareness of the fund to show their involvement and support of the fund. The walk began in Kacyiru and finished at the national Amahoro Stadium in Remera.

Following photos of FONERWA launch sent by Jon Macartney.

Delegates at FONERWA launch Supporters at the FONERWA launch