South Africa and Rwanda are aiming to work together to ensure a better environmental future in both countries.
Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa was in Kigali last week to sign an agreement between the two African nations that will see cooperation in the fields of conservation, sustainability and emissions, among others.
The Department of Environmental Affairs says that the agreement will address principles outlined by the United Nations and other global bastions of the planet’s protection.
“South Africa and Rwanda share the common concern and responsibility to enhance cooperation in the fields of environmental protection and sustainable development for present and future generations,” says Molewa.
What does all this actually mean for SA and its ecology, environment and people? Well, we now effectively have a new ally to aid us in addressing issues like the illegal wildlife trade, environmental compliance, and the growth of our ‘green economy’.
A healthy environment goes hand in hand with a healthy population, and it’s agreements like this one that emphasise government’s responsibility to maintain both.
The full press statement can be read