Canada and Rwanda agree to cooperate on environmental protection and climate change

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Minister McKenna and Rwanda’s Minister of Environment, Vincent Biruta, sign a memorandum of understanding on environmental cooperation in front of the Canadian and Rwandan flags.

November 20, 2017 – Montréal, Quebec

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, met with Rwanda’s Minister of Environment, Vincent Biruta, to sign a memorandum of understanding on environmental cooperation.

The memorandum of understanding identifies five areas where the two countries will work together: climate change, the green economy, environmental compliance and enforcement, sustainable urban wetland management, and other environmental issues of mutual interest.

The memorandum of understanding emphasizes the role of Indigenous Peoples and ensures gender equality. It will promote innovation and green growth.


Quotes

“Canada and Rwanda have become great partners in our mutual support of the Kigali Amendment to phase down the use of hydrofluorocarbons. This memorandum of understanding reaffirms our close friendship.”

– Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Contacts

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Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change
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marie-pascale.desrosiers@canada.ca

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