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Climate governance in Rwanda

The CAT Climate Governance series seeks to produce a practical framework for assessing a government’s readiness - both from an institutional and governance point of view - to ratchet up climate policy and implement adequate transformational policies on the ground, to enable the required economy-wide transformation towards a zero emissions society. In 2011, Rwanda adopted its first national strategy for climate change and low-carbon development: the Green Growth and Climate Resilient Strategy (GGCRS) (GoR, 2011a). The GGCRS set out the country’s actions and priorities on climate change relating to both mitigation and adaptation and how these will be mainstreamed within economic priorities, with the aim of making Rwanda a low-carbon economy by 2050.