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Ethiopia’s Climate‐Resilient Green Economy
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, 2011
by: Ethiopia

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia have put forth their strategy for developing a climate‐resilient green economy by 2025. The government states that Ethiopia aims to be a middle‐income country by 2025. However, the strategy recognises that achieving this through the conventional development path would result in dramatically increased carbon emissions and unsustainable use of natural resources.

The climate‐resilient green economic strategy for Ethiopia demonstrates the commitment of Ethiopia to bypass the conventional approach to economic development and create a green economy where economic development goals are met in a sustainable way. The strategy identifies the following four pillars of development in the green economic action plan:

1. Improve crop and livestock production practices for higher food security and farmer income while reducing emissions;

2. Protect and re‐establish forests for their economic and ecosystem services, including as carbon stocks;

3. Expand electricity generation from renewable sources of energy for domestic and regional markets; and

4. Leapfrog to modern and energy‐efficient technologies in transport, industrial sectors, and buildings.
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