Comprise actions to reduce green house gas emissions, adaptation initiatives to reduce vulnerability to the effects of climate change while safe guarding economic growth.
UNDP is helping to strengthen the national capacity of 135 developing countries to manage the environment in a sustainable manner to advance poverty reduction efforts. UNDP Ethiopia Country Office has facilitated the formulation of the national Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) document as well as sector and regional plans and provided finances to for the establishment a national CRGE Facility and CRGE Registry.
The Climate-Resilient Green Economy (CRGE)’s vision is achieving middle-income status by 2025 in a climate-resilient green economy, outlining four pillars:
- Agriculture: Improving crop and livestock production practices for higher food security and farmer income while reducing emissions
- Deforestation: Reducing emissions by protecting and re-establishing forests for their economic and ecosystem services including as carbon stocks
- Power: expanding electricity generation from renewable energy for domestic and regional markets
- Transportation, industrial sectors and buildings: Leapfrogging to modern and energy efficient technologies
Presented During An Expert Workshop on “Climate Resilience and Economic Growth in Developing Countries” Organized by the OECD
To meet this need, ECRC researchers have drawn up an evaluation framework which can be used to assess projects done under the CRGE plan. When the ECRC presented this framework to key stakeholders in a workshop in February 2016, it was hailed by sector ministries and key development partners, who said it was timely and reflected the collaborative efforts of key stakeholders. The workshop, hosted by ECRC in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, brought together high-level government officials, including an advisor to the prime minister, sector ministry officials, researchers, nongovernmental organizations, and international organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank.
This document sets out our strategy for ensuring that Ethiopia’s economic growth in agriculture is climate resilient. It focuses on the sectors of responsibility covered by the Ministry of Agriculture (including crops, livestock and forestry). These sectors are the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and play a major role in Ethiopia’s economy, contributing 43% of GDP, around 80% of employment and approximately 75% of export commodity value. The strategy aims to identify the impact of both current weather variability and future climate change on Ethiopia (‘challenge’), to highlight options for building climate resilience (‘response’) and to understand how these options can be delivered (‘making it happen’).