The APEFA Executive Director, Oscar NZABONIMPA, as a member of the Rwanda delegation, Rwanda Pavilion, attends the UN’s 28th annual Conference of the Parties (COP28), which is being held from 30 November – 12 December 2023 in Dubai, UAE.
At this year’s UN Climate Change Conference, Rwanda will call for more ambitious climate action, a doubling of funding for adaptation and share why Rwanda is an ideal destination for green investment.
This year’s COP28 is an opportunity to inspire a stronger commitment to ambitious climate action while showcasing diverse investment opportunities in Rwanda.
Rwanda’s delegation to COP, led by Dr. Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya, Minister of Environment, the country theme says: “We want a COP of transformational actions”. COP28 will be a success if we see the loss and damage fund operational, and if the global stocktake leads to faster emissions cuts by the major polluters. That’s the only way to keep the 1.5-degree goal alive. Rwanda’s priority is to showcase the solutions we have committed to scale up green growth and play our role to enhance the resilience of Rwanda.”
During COP28, Rwanda launched and showcased several new climate action initiatives and forged new partnerships, including:
- Launching the Rwanda Carbon Markets Framework
- Showcasing the Rwanda Green Taxonomy
- Sharing 10 years of impact by the Rwanda Green Fund
- Highlighting the climate impact of plastic production and the road to a global plastics treaty
- Hosting an investor roundtable on Rwanda as an emerging green investment hub
These events have been taken place at the Rwanda Pavilion, where the country hosted more than 20 events and engagements to share experiences and learn from others.
The APEFA Executive Director, Oscar NZABONIMPA, was also part of the Rwanda delegation, that attended the UN’s 27th annual Conference of the Parties (COP27), which took place in Sharm El-Sheikh- Egypt from 6-18 November 2022.
It is believed that the ongoing COP28 will be fruitful for all by boosting climate adaptation and mitigation actions through increasing climate finance, Rwanda hopes that ambitious climate actions will be supported and more than double funding for adaptation will be ensured.