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Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy National Adaptation Plan.

Document type
Agricultural & rural development, Livestock, Energy, Environment gen., Food & nutrition, Forestry, Land & soil, Cultivated plants, Water, Wild species & ecosystems
Climate change Disasters Risk assessment/management Traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge Crops/grasses Early warning system/emergency intervention system Research Fertilizers/nutrients Water shortage/drought Flood Renewable energy Energy conservation/energy production Public health Food security Forest management/forest conservation Timber Non-timber products Soil conservation/soil improvement Animal production Animal feed/feedstuffs Pests/diseases Monitoring Plant protection Potable water Basin/catchment/watershed Sustainable use Ecosystem preservation Biodiversity
Geographical area
Africa, AFRICA FAO, Eastern Africa, Landlocked Developing Countries, Least Developed Countries, Sahel
Entry into force notes
2016 - 2030.

This National Adaptation Plan (NAP) is a 15-years nationwide cross-sectoral document aiming at strengthening holistic integration of climate change adaptation in Ethiopia's long-term development pathway, supported by effective institutions and governance structures, finance for implementation and capacity development and strengthened systems for disaster risk management and integration among different sectors, in order of achieving the Vision of creating a climate change impact resilient development for Ethiopia and its people. The Plan focuses on a number of sectors identified as most vulnerable, namely (i) agriculture; (ii) forestry; (iii) health; (iv) transport; (v) power; (vi) industry; (vii) water; and (viii) urban. Within these sectors, 18 adaptation options have been identified for implementation at all levels and across different development sectors, recognizing the considerable diversity in context and vulnerability across Ethiopia's regions and social groups. These options are 1.enhancing food security by improving agricultural productivity in a climate-smart manner; 2.improving access to potable water; 3.strengthening sustainable natural resource management through safeguarding landscapes and watersheds; 4.improving soil and water harvesting and water retention mechanisms; 5.improving human health systems through the implementation of changes based on an integrated health and environmental surveillance protocol; 6.improving ecosystem resilience through conserving biodiversity; 7.enhancing sustainable forest management; 8.building social protection and livelihood options of vulnerable people; 9.enhancing alternative and renewable power generation and management; 10.increasing resilience of urban systems; 11.building sustainable transport systems; 12.developing adaptive industry systems; 13.mainstreaming endogenous adaptation practices; 14.developing efficient value chain and marketing systems; 15.strengthening drought, livestock and crop insurance mechanisms; 16.improving early warning systems; 17.developing and using adaptation technologies; and 18.reinforcing adaptation research and development.

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