Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: Rwanda
This factsheet provides information on 2014 greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Rwanda. Included is an overview of emissions by sector, changes in emissions, information on carbon intensity, as well as climate change mitigation targets and plans.
Rwanda's total GHG emissions in 2014 were 7.59 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e), totaling 0.37% of GHG emissions. In Rwanda, 39.5 percent of GHG emissions come from the agriculture sector, followed by waste, energy, land-use change and forestry, and industrial processes which contribute 24.7 percent, 23.1 percent, 11.4 and 1.4 percent relatively to GHG emissions.
WRI CAIT data show that Rwanda’s GHG emissions were relatively steady from 1990-2000, and again from 2006-2014. From 2001-2005, Rwanda was a net carbon sink, absorbing 4.5 MtCO2e more than was emitted.
In its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), Rwanda pledged to reduce emissions relative to businessas-usual scenario emission levels by 2030, however no quantified reduction target has been set. The INDC specifies that reductions are based on policies and actions that are conditioned upon receipt of international finance, technology, and capacity building.
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