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Rwanda

Rwanda Environment Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Adjusted net national income > Constant 2000 US$ $3.85 billion 2011 66th out of 83
Biodiversity > Bird species, threatened 14 2013 87th out of 209
CO2 Emissions per 1000 0.0653 2003 164th out of 174
Carbon efficiency 0.21 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998 131st out of 141
Current issues deforestation results from uncontrolled cutting of trees for fuel; overgrazing; soil exhaustion; soil erosion; widespread poaching 2011
Ecological footprint 0.9 2000 121st out of 141
Endangered species > Bird species 10 2008 96th out of 197
Forest area > Sq. km > Per capita 0.531 km² per 1,000 people 2005 162nd out of 193
Marine fish catch 0.0 1999 131st out of 139
Proportion of land area under protection 10.55% 2012 129th out of 217
Total renewable water resources 5.2 cu km 2003 18th out of 21
Total renewable water resources per million 0.57 cu km 2003 18th out of 20
Water > Drinking water > Population with improved drinking water sources > Urban and rural 68.93 2011 170th out of 194
Water > Severe water stress 0.0 2000 127th out of 140
Water pollution > Organic water pollutant > BOD emissions > Kg per day 7,064.81 1999 47th out of 62

SOURCES: The Changing Wealth of Nations: Measuring Sustainable Development in the New Millennium; United Nations Environmental Program and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre; World Resources Institute. 2003. Carbon Emissions from energy use and cement manufacturing, 1850 to 2000. Available on-line through the Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) at Washington, DC: World Resources Institute. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Living Planet Report 2000, Gland, Switzerland: 2000, and Redefining Progress.; United Nations Environmental Program and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, and International Union for Conservation of Nature, Red List of Threatened Species.; World Development Indicators database; FAOSTAT on-line database; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel, WaterGap 2.1, 2000 via ciesin.org; 1998 study by Hemamala Hettige, Muthukumara Mani, and David Wheeler, ""Industrial Pollution in Economic Development: Kuznets Revisited"" (available at www.worldbank.org/nipr). The data were updated through 2005 by the World Bank's Development Research Group using the same methodology as the initial study.

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"Rwanda Environment Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Rwanda/Environment

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