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Ethiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a sovereign state located in the Horn of Africa. With over 100 million inhabitants, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world, as well as the second-most populous nation on the African continent after Nigeria. Its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa. W

Environmental issues[edit]

As in many neighboring countries, most environmental issues in Ethiopia relate to deforestation and endangered species. W

Initiatives by topic[edit]

Environment quality[edit]

Food activism[edit]

Solar cooking resources in Ethiopia

Rural sustainability[edit]

Roots Up

News and comment[edit]


Dec 3 Forum Discusses Four Potential Scenarios for Ethiopia's Future [1]

Jul 29 Ethiopia 'breaks' tree-planting record to tackle climate change [2]


Heating with coffee to prevent deforestation, Jan 5 [3]


With sub-Sahara Africa's largest wind farm, Ethiopia makes big push to be green super power, June 28 [4]

Ethiopia to cut carbon emissions by two-thirds by 2030, June 11 [5]


Empowering Communities in Ethiopia, by Suzanne York, Apr 4 [6]


"Gibe III dam will be a disaster of cataclysmic proportions for the tribes of the Omo valley", [7] March 23


Ethiopia was a particpant of the United Nations Environment Programme's Climate Neutral Network

Ethiopia was the first African country to join the Climate Neutral Network. While the nation is not a net contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions, it has expressed its commitment to mitigating climate change.

Ethiopia is an active supporter of UNEP's Billion Tree Campaign, contributing more trees than any other nation - over one billion - towards the global target of planting seven billion trees by the crucial UN climate change conference in December 2009. Furthermore, through Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation, the Government is distributing 5.4 million compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) - commonly known as "energy savers" - country-wide to help consumers save money on electricity bills and reduce their carbon footprint. [8] June 5

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Ethiopia, Environmental issues in Ethiopia


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