Rwanda’s National Strategy for Climate Change and Low Carbon Development – October 2011

Like many LDCs, Rwanda is heavily reliant on rain-fed agriculture, which is the largest employer and also contributes 35% to its GDP. Coupled with the fact that it depends on hydropower for half of its electricity needs, Rwanda is currently extremely vulnerable to climate change. The country has already experienced temperature increase higher than the global average and is projected to continue to rise up to 2.5°C by the 2050s from 1970 levels.