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Environment in Ethiopia

  • Ethiopia: Drought-Hit Ethiopia Moves to Protect Its Dwindling Forests

    ETHIOPIA, 2017/07/12 Ethiopia is enlisting the cooperation of people in and around its forests to manage woodland better, hoping to protect the country from the effects of climate change while boosting development prospects for its people of 100 million. The government of Africa's second most populous country has set an ambitious aim of reducing poverty and becoming a carbon-neutral economy by 2025, in part by transforming the way rural landscapes are managed. Its Climate Resilient Green Economy strategy aims to meet half of its target reduction in carbon emissions by adding 5 million hectares (12.4 million acres) of forests by 2020 - just three years from presently - and restoring 22 million hectares of degraded landscapes by 2030.
  • USAID to grant Ethiopia $128M to fight drought

    UNITED STATES, 2016/05/16 U.S Agency for International Improvment(USAID) just announced it would grant Ethiopia $128 million to fight the drought it has been facing over the completed 50 years. This grant should serve to buy food, water, treat malnutrition, and pay mobile health teams, said Thomas Stall, assistant at the humanitarian affairs, conflicts and institution’s democracy office.
  • COP21 Roundtable Ethiopia, Guyana & Pakistan turn climate change concerns into action

    PAKISTAN, 2015/12/02
  • Working Together For Migratory Birds And People Across Africa And Eurasia

    BOTSWANA, 2015/11/17 One lesson that has been well and truly learned in nature conservation is that for policies to be really effective nations have to collaborate to address common problems. Within the UN system it is as well recognized that this applies to the different Programmes, Conventions and Agreements set up over the years. That each of these bodies has a distinct niche and a clear role does not justify a bunker mentality. By synergizing, cooperating and collaborating they can find common cause with natural allies and seek compromises with those whose agendas do not necessarily match their own. AEWA, the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds, is a prime example of an organization that embodies this approach.
  • Hunting in Africa - to Ban or Not to Ban Is the Question

    BOTSWANA, 2015/07/21 Hunting has long been a highly controversial activity, whether as a sport (leisure or recreational), for commercial purposes or if done for cultural reasons. African nations that legalise hunting activities experience scrutiny around their conservation efforts, and how much money they make from it. Trophy hunting, which is offered in 23 sub-Saharan African nations, generates an estimated US$201 million per year. Out of the 23 nations taking part in legal hunting activities, Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa have the majority effective controls and the highest levels of transparency.
  • the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF)

    ETHIOPIA, 2014/09/06 The fate of farmers affected by climate change and unable to feed Africans dominated Tuesday’s opening of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), which has attracted 1,000 delegates from 80 nations around the world. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the African Union Commission Chairperson, said lowering the cost of producing food for the African people and making Africa a leading exporter of food to the rest of the world is one of the key priorities of the AU vision of a progressive Africa.
  • Farms, Settlements Shrinking African Lion Habitat

    BOTSWANA, 2012/12/24 The people of lions in sub-Saharan Africa is dwindling at a quick pace, according to a recent study, which found that lions have declined by additional than 75 % in the past 50 years, as farms and settlements proliferate. The study found that there are probably only around 32,000 lions still living on the continent. In 1960, there were as a lot of as 100,000 lions living in Africa. West African lions have experienced the greatest decline in people with only as few as 500 left in the region. Duke University researchers led the study, which was published in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation.
  • Ethiopia Climate Project

    ETHIOPIA, 2012/12/09 In Humbo village, in southwestern Ethiopia, rural communities are benefiting from an innovative carbon reduction project that has successfully restored 2,728 hectares of biodiversity-rich land, bringing cash into their hands in some of the remotest parts of the continent. The project won world recognition last week when it was awarded Africa’s first temporary Certified Emission Reductions, commonly called carbon credits, for reforestation. On October 5, 73,000 credits were issued under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which allows developing countries to sell carbon credits to industrialized countries to help them fulfill their obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol.
  • Ethiopia's Renaissance Dam - A Mega-Dam With Potentially Mega-Consequences

    ETHIOPIA, 2012/12/05 Without better oversight, Ethiopia's secretive new dam could have disastrous environmental, social and political impacts. While Egypt was undergoing dramatic political changes last year, Ethiopia was secretly moving to unveil "Project X" - a huge hydropower dam it intends to build on the Blue Nile, 40 km from the Sudanese border. Political commentators, environmental experts and hydrologists have amount voiced concerns about the dam's ecological impact, the strain it may place on relations between the three eastern Nile countries, and the financial burden of this mega-dam on Ethiopian citizens.