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According to the submitted new climate plan to fight climate change through 2030, the total estimated cost for mitigation measures is estimated at around $5.7 billion, and over $5.3 billion for adaptation priorities. This is part of the Paris Agreement, that was signed in 2015, aiming to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius with an ambition to contain any increase at below 1.5 degrees.

Solar panels installed in Rwamagana District (file photo).

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