July 2, 2024

REMA and AIMS Rwanda will host a 2-day workshop to discuss the development of the National Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Plan and Methane Roadmap in Rwanda.

Kigali, Rwanda — On July 2nd and 3rd, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), in partnership with the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), will host the program implementation planning workshop for the “National Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Plan (SLCP) and Methane Roadmap” at the Kigali Serena Hotel.

Through the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), a collaborative effort among governments, intergovernmental organizations, private sector entities, and civil society members, the Government of Rwanda received support to implement comprehensive strategies to address SLCPs, including methane, black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and tropospheric ozone.

Leveraging CCAC’s support, Rwanda aims to develop its national SLCP mitigation plans and methane roadmap to align with its emission reduction goals. The National Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP) Plan and Methane Roadmap are key policy documents that inform the Government of Rwanda’s future climate action efforts. Effective management of SLCP emissions helps the country mitigate climate change impacts and enhances air quality, public health, and agricultural productivity. This highlights the importance of engaging multi-sector stakeholders and undertaking capacity-building activities to realize these multifaceted benefits.

The main objective of this project is to support the Government of Rwanda in adopting the Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) framework for SLCP emissions and integrating methane actions into its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) by 2025. The project will foster new partnerships to promote sustainability and political endorsement of the SLCP Plan and Methane Roadmap, identifying abatement measures, challenges, and benefits.

The Rwandan SLCP plan and methane roadmap will outline strategies for mitigating SLCP emissions across various sectors, including agriculture. This provides a policy framework and guiding principles for integrating SLCP mitigation measures into national development strategies and sectoral plans.

The two-day event will bring together key stakeholders from public, private, and non-profit sector organizations and development agencies to discuss the expected outcomes of the program and explore opportunities for partnership to implement it with impact.

About AIMS:

Established in 2003, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is Africa’s first and largest network of centers of excellence for innovative post-graduate training in mathematical sciences. AIMS enables Africa’s youth to shape the continent’s future through education, public engagement, and research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). AIMS has six centers including five centers of excellence in South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, and Rwanda as well as a Research and Innovation Center in Rwanda. For more information, visit www.nexteinstein.org

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