Ethiopia is implementing Climate Resilience and Green Economy Strategy with a view to overcome climate change related challenges, Minister of Planning and Development, Fitsum Assefa said.
The minister made the remark at the launching ceremony of Ethiopia’s Long Term Low Emission Development Strategy (LT-LEDS) in the presence of senior federal and regional government officials, key development partners, funding agencies, diplomatic corps and climate change advocate and other invited guests today.
She said during the occasion that the LT-LEDS firmly aligns with the national long term development objectives and initiatives including the10 year prospective development plans of Ethiopia, ( 2021-2030).
Fisum stated that Ethiopia is, among few countries, which submitted its revised nationally determined contributions to the UN.
The minister said climate change has been distorting the livelihoods of people across the globe noting that countries of the world are working to mitigate the challenges of climate change by reaching agreement to limit the amount of temperature not more than 1.2 degree centigrade.
In this regard, Ethiopia is implementing Climate Resilience and Green Economy Strategy with a view to overcoming climate change related challenges, she added.
Ethiopia has implemented more than 200 climate change rehabilitation projects.
When the LT-LEDS is fully implemented, Ethiopia’s GDP will increase by 66 percent compared to the current growth in the coming 35 years.
The minister said that Ethiopia is committed to work with partners in the implementation of the strategy.
The problem of climate change and environmental pollution facing is not solved by single or few countries and organization; she said adding the launching of today's program showed Ethiopia’s commitment to climate change adaptation.
Source: Ethiopian News Agency