ON Rwandan Green Policy

Rwanda has had a rather mixed record of policy achievements. Positive overall economic development has been accompanied by increasing restrictions on political freedom. This news however is solely positive. On the occasion of the UN year of forest, Rwanda was just awarded Gold for the best forest conservation blueprint by the World Future Council based on recommendations of various NGO’s and other involved actors. Since 1990 forest cover has increased 37% with beneficial consequences such as reduced erosion, better water supply and better overall local living conditions.

ON-green-policy! It’s important to value such good policies despite of other questionable developments. It’s not helpful to count up good with bad especially as this distinction is rarely as clear as some simple minds would like it to be. Therefore we should both speak up against human rights issues and give Rwandan authorities credit for their excellent forest policies.

Source: Africa-Good News