Engineering, automotive and environmental consultancy Ricardo was recently invited by the Rwanda Environment Management Authority to host a workshop in Kigali to advise the country on how to implement its nationally determined contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement in conjunction with its Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs).
During the workshop Ricardo drew on its experience assisting other countries’ NDC implementation efforts and also referred to the Planning for NDC implementation: A Quick-Start Guide, which it compiled together with the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), an alliance of organisations headed by PwC which advises on climate compatible development.
The African nation’s climate plans and national development goals are closely linked, and include bringing solar-powered energy to rural areas and the construction of a waste-to-energy plant in the capital Kigali.
Senior technical consultant in the Ricardo climate change and sustainability team, Dave Shaw, said: "It was an honour to be invited by the Government of Rwanda and the Rwanda Environment Management Authority to be part of the country’s first steps towards NDC implementation. By mainstreaming the NDC within its government ministries, Rwanda has laid the foundation to achieve its climate development goals in a way that delivers prosperity and growth for the country."