At a Glance
Rwanda has experienced strong economic growth in recent years, accompanied by significant progress on development goals. Drier dry seasons followed by more frequent and intense rainfall harm key industries such as hydropower production and agricultural exports. A wetter climate may also increase the incidence of vector and waterborne diseases such as malaria, which is already a leading cause of death in the country. Rwanda has one of the highest reforestation rates globally, which has mitigated greenhouse gas emissions from the land use and forestry sector--while in gross terms, it is the highest gross emitting sector in the country, the added tree cover makes it the fourth highest net emitter.