The Government of Rwanda is in the process of implementing a programme for the development of ecological secondary cities. With the support of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the objective is to cope with the country’s population growth.
Population growth means increased energy consumption. It is therefore necessary to take action in this area as well. “With the high rate of growth in energy consumption, the new approach for green secondary cities is to implement and enforce energy efficiency standards for industrial and residential uses,” explains Parfait Karekezi, Head of Green and Smart Cities Development at the Rwanda Housing Authority.
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