Deforestation rates in the Congo Basin — historically lower than in the Amazon and southeast Asia — are on the rise. It's not just a problem for the 80 million people who rely on the forests for food and livelihoods; research shows the world's second-largest rainforest regulates weather patterns across Africa.
WRI engages in sustainable urbanization, climate policy and analysis, forest restoration and access to information issues in Ethiopia. Learn more about our WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, Measurement and Performance Tracking, Support for INDCs, New Climate Economy, Global Restoration Initiative and The Access Initiative. Learn more about our work in Africa.
Ethiopia, the fastest growing global economy, aims to increase prosperity for its citizens. Climate change, conflicting water demands and watershed degradation could stand in its way. Sustainable water management will be essential to maintaining Ethiopia's progress.
Supporting national governments with tools and resources to track progress toward meeting their national climate commitments and to strengthen climate action.
Accelerating access to affordable, reliable, clean energy
We can turn an India-sized patch of degraded land green again, but only if we learn from early successes in Niger, Ethiopia and Costa Rica.
WASHINGTON (November 20, 2015)—On the opening day of COP21 in Paris, six heads of state from France, Chile, Ethiopia, Germany, Mexico and Canada, along with the leaders of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund called on countries and companies to put a price on carbon.
A new documentary tells the story of how Ethiopia’s people restored vast areas of degraded land to productivity.
The Action Agenda approved in Addis Ababa last week offers the right vision for a global shift towards a low-carbon, inclusive global economy.
Ethiopia’s INDC sets an excellent example for developing countries to be ambitious in their post-2020 commitment design.