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The CRGE measurement, reporting and verification database allows users to submit information related to the implementation and greenhouse gas (GHG) effects of actions under the CRGE. In doing so, progress towards individual actions, as well as to overall sectoral and economy-wide goals in the CRGE, can be tracked.
Both the government and the International Monetary Fund expect Ethiopia’s economy to continue as one of the world’s fastest growing over the coming years. Building on its positive recent development record, Ethiopia intends to reach middle-income status before 2025. As set forth in the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), reaching this goal will require boosting agricultural productivity, strengthening the industrial base, and fostering export growth.
If Ethiopia were to pursue a conventional economic development path to achieve its ambitious targets, the resulting negative environmental impacts would follow the patterns observed all around the globe. Under current practices, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions would more than double from 150 Mt CO2e in 2010 to 400 Mt CO2e in 2030. Its development path could also face resource constraints: for example, it could reach the carrying capacity for cattle. Furthermore, it could lock its economy into outdated technologies.
The Climate-Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) initiative follows a sectoral approach and has so far identified and prioritised more than 60 initiatives, which could help the country achieve its development goals while limiting 2030 GHG emissions to around today’s 150 Mt CO2e – around 250 Mt CO2e less than estimated under a conventional development path.
We have developed a strategy for transforming our ambition into reality. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, our government has dedicated significant resources to the inter-ministerial CRGE initiative. More than 50 experts from 20 leading governmental institutions were engaged in seven committees, directed by an inter-ministerial steering group.