There are multiple business opportunities in environmental conservation which have so far created more than 144,000 green jobs from the 44 green projects funded by Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA) with thousands of other green jobs created by other green investments over the past eight years.
In 2008, Rwanda banned plastic bags and in 2011, Rwanda introduced the national Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy (GGCRS). This was followed by the establishment of a green fund, in 2012 with aim to mobilize domestic and international climate finance, and secure sustainable financing to support projects toward the implementation of the green growth strategy.
These measures that started 10 years ago have played a role in creating green jobs and as more investments are made.
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