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Caption: Ministry of Finance-Ethiopia/FB
Source: Ministry of Finance-Ethiopia
Ethiopia’s commitment to low-carbon climate-resilient development has been hailed by the international community. And rightly so: despite negligible contributions to global emissions, the country’s rapid development over the last decade has not compromised on protecting its citizens and environment from the impacts of climate change. By extension, Ethiopia is helping to protect the whole planet.
This case study explores the foundations of Ethiopia’s ambitious climate policy, how it rose to meet national and international priorities, and what has helped this work flourish despite the challenges of implementation. Drawing on interviews, policy documents and the authors’ own in-country and intergovernmental experiences, we present lessons from Ethiopia that can support any developing country seeking to climate-proof its future.
Greenhouse Gasses Measuring, Reporting, and Verification has been Mentioned as Critical to the achievement of the Ethiopian National Determined Contribution (NDC).
In its ambitious Greenhouse Gas emissions target submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) back in 2015, Ethiopia has pledged to cut its emission via 255 MtCO2eq by 2030.
It is in the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change back in the year 2015 that Parties adopted the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
The Paris Climate Change Agreement is anticipated to hold the global average temperature to be fine below 200c pre-industrial revolution level and to continue until it is reduced to 1.50c.
To meet this previously gated global ambitious target, member countries including Ethiopia have done and are expected to submit their ambitious targets through their Nationally Determined Contribution to cut emissions.