Main Milestones
2015
Addis Ababa Action Agenda
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Paris Agreement
2014
SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway
2013
High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
2012
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, RIO +20: the Future We Want
2010
Five-year review of the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation: MSI+5
2005
BPOA+10: Mauritius Strategy of Implementation
2002
World Summit on Sustainable (WSSD) Rio+10: Johannesburg Plan of Implementation
1999
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)+5
1997
UNGASS -19: Earth Summit +5
1994
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)
1993
Start of CSD
1992
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: Agenda 21
1987
Our Common Future
1972
United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference)
Creation of UNEP
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.