The Ministry of Natural Resources is hosting a 3-day workshop on the regional United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) focusing on nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs).
The workshop meeting that was co-organized by UNFCCC Secretariat has attracted over 70 climate change experts and participants from Africa.
“This meeting is an opportunity for Rwanda to build networks with experienced international organizations, share our experience with other countries and learn from the best practices for further implementation of mitigation actions for climate change,” said Minister of Natural Resources Vicent Biruta.
“The meeting is also an opportunity to build capacity for the public and private entities and individuals on the various aspects and benefits of NAMAs”, he noted.
Rwanda was chosen to host the meeting because it has taken a proactive approach in mainstreaming climate change in its long term national development strategy and its efforts in environment protection and climate change mitigation.
The workshop aims to strengthen the use of NAMAs as a tool for pre-2020 and post-2020 climate change action. Regional mitigation experts and the private sector will discuss designing and implementing NAMAs, support programs, and participants will share experiences, lessons learned and best practices.
Discussions will focus on challenges and issues faced financial engineering and investment strategies for leveraging multi-source financing, measurement, reporting and verification, sustainable development co-benefits, and the NAMA registry.