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Rwanda

Overview of LDN Targets

National voluntary LDN targets (original language)

LDN at the national scale: 

• LDN is achieved by 2030 as compared to baseline 2015 (no net loss); 
• National Forest Cover increased from 29.6% (2015) to 30% (2024) and maintained at 30% by 2030 based on the National Strategy for Transformation and Prosperity (NST1);
• Area under agroforestry increased from 6% in 2015 to 12% in 2030 (in line with Environment and Natural Resources Sector Strategic Plan (ENR SSP/ NST1 2017-2024));
• Level of land productivity and SOC at country level maintained and improved by 2030 compared to 2015 baseline;
• The percentage of land designated for biodiversity conservation will be increased from 10.13% in 2017 to 10.3% in 2020 according to ENR SSP;
• Biomass energy reduced from 83.3% (2014) to 42% (2024); 
• Increase of land protected against soil erosion from 1,034,509 ha in 2018 to 1,495,624 ha in 2024 according to Strategic Plan for the Transformation of Agriculture. 

LDN at the sub-national scale: 

• LDN is achieved in the Eastern Province: Districts of Nyagatare, Kayonza, Rwamagana Kirehe, and Ngoma by 2030 as compared to 2015 (no net loss) and an additional of 7% of the Province has improved (net gain);
• LDN is achieved in the Western Province: Districts of Rubavu, Ngororero, Nyabihu, Rutsiro, and Rusizi by 2030 as compared to 2015 (no net loss) and an additional of 12% of the Province has improved (net gain);
• LDN is achieved in the Southern Province: Districts of Nyaruguru, Huye, Gisagara and Ngoma by 2030 as compared to 2015 (no net loss) and an additional of 6% of the Province has improved (net gain);
• LDN is achieved in the Northern Province by 2030 as compared to 2015 (no net loss);
• LDN is achieved in the City of Kigali: Districts of Gasabo, Kicukiro and Nyarugenge by 2030 as compared to 2015 (no net loss) an additional of 23% of the Province has improved (net gain).

Reference documents
LDN TSP Country Report 2018 English