Friday, June 12, 2015

Ethiopia’s contribution to UNFCCC praised

(Jun 12, 2015, (The Jakarta Post))--International aid agency Oxfam praised Ethiopia’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), saying that it sets far-reaching short-term and long-term goals on adaptation and reducing emissions.

Oxfam’s international climate adviser Tim Gore said Ethiopia’s emission reduction target of at least 64 percent by 2030 underpinned the country’s strategy, which counted on the active participation of all citizens in achieving the planned goals, in particular farmers and pastoralists. He further said that Ethiopia’s INDC also aimed to integrate actions that improved the status of women and the welfare of children.

"Ethiopia's strategy to build a climate resilient green economy is showing the way to rich countries, from Australia to Japan, which have yet to announce their final countries commitments ahead of the critical climate summit in Paris in December,” said Gore in a statement on Wednesday. To deliver this plan, he said, international climate finance would be essential.  Read more from The Jakarta Post »

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