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Rwanda on Track to Restore 2 Million Hectares of Deforested Land

Through collective effort, using Rwanda’s home-grown solutions, it is indeed possible to fully restore our forests

Rwanda is among the countries that, in September 2020, will showcase its progress on restoring two million hectares of deforested and degraded land in a global virtual conference.

The virtual meeting to gather countries globally is being organized by governments and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

In 2011, Rwanda became one of the early adopters of the Bonn Challenge – a global effort to bring 150 million hectares of the world’s deforested and degraded land into restoration by 2020, and 350 million hectares by 2030.

So far, the recent assessment using the Bonn Challenge Barometer revealed that Rwanda has exceeded the forest cover target of 30 per cent. By this year, the country had achieved 30.4 per cent.

So far, according to official figures, Rwanda has already restored 708,629 of the pledged 2,000,000 hectares over the past ten years.

The country is also committing more investments to meet the 2030 target. Read more…