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Ethiopia Launches NDC Implementation Plan to Enhance Climate-Resilient Green Economy

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia launched its NDC implementation Plan to guide emissions reductions, enhance national climate resilience and safeguard economic growth. 

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 3 July 2024 — The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia launched a 2024-2030 NDC Implementation Plan to operationalize its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). The launch signals a strong political commitment by the Government of Ethiopia to steer transformational investments to build a climate-resilient green economy by 2030. 

Covering key sectors, such as agriculture, forestry and land use, water, energy, transport, industry, waste and buildings, the NDC Implementation Plan establishes a clear path to enhance coordination and resource mobilization for climate action across sectors.  

In his launch remarks, H.E. Mr. Temesgen Tiruneh, the Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia, said: "Climate change is a development agenda, affecting the lifestyle of every person. Ethiopia believes in practical action, which is why it has developed its NDC Implementation Plan.” The Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Temesgen Tiruneh also called upon federal ministries to increase national budgets to align climate and development planning processes and urged development partners to step up their support to the government in financing the Plan’s priorities, including capacity building.

H.E. Dr Fitsum Assefa, Minister of Ministry of Planning and Development, added: “The NDC Implementation Plan being launched today demonstrates country driven solutions in translating the high-level goals into tangible actions and results on the ground. I urge every one of you — whether you are from the government, our international development partners, or civil society — to study this implementation plan carefully, provide your valuable feedback, and pledge your full support. Together, we must turn these words on paper into tangible progress for the wellbeing of our people and the protection of our planet.” 

The NDC Implementation Plan will support national efforts to advance Ethiopia’s 2021 NDC, which establishes an emissions reduction target of 69% by 2030, compared to a business-as-usual scenario. The Implementation Plan fosters comprehensive engagement across society and government, aligning with key national and sectoral climate action plans, development goals and budgeting processes, which can help unlock new and innovative sources of finance. While the NDC Implementation Plan also provides a critical blueprint for investment, mobilizing the necessary financing to implement NDC action in Ethiopia will require concerted efforts among subnational, national and international actors. Implementing the 2021 NDC will require USD 316 billion. The Government of Ethiopia has committed to finance 20% of the total estimated cost, with the remaining 80% contingent on international support. 

“The full effort required is massive, and Ethiopia cannot meet this challenge alone,” said Pablo Vieira, Global Director of the NDC Partnership Support Unit at the launch. “Aligning domestic finance with national climate and development priorities and mobilizing coordinated international support are critical to supporting Ethiopia in delivering on its climate targets.”  

Since 2017, the NDC Partnership has mobilized substantial NDC implementation support for Ethiopia. This includes support from Germany, European Union, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Norway, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Africa Development Bank, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), SouthSouthNorth and the European Investment Bank, among others. 

Through the Global Call for NDCs 3.0 & LT-LEDS, the NDC Partnership is supporting countries in revising their NDCs 3.0, the third generation of NDCs due in 2025 under the Paris Agreement’s current ambition cycle, ensuring they build on previous NDCs and institutional arrangements in-country.  

For more information on climate action in Ethiopia, including the latest country documents, please visit the Ethiopia country page on the NDC Partnership website and view the Implementation Plan here

For media inquiries: Caity Pinkard, Communications Manager, NDC Partnership Support Unit: caitlin.pinkard@ndcpartnership.org  

About the NDC Partnership   

The NDC Partnership is a global coalition, bringing together more than 200 members, including more than 120 countries, developed and developing, and nearly 100 institutions to deliver on ambitious climate action that helps achieve the Paris Agreement and drive sustainable development. Governments identify their NDC implementation priorities and the type of support that is needed to translate them into actionable policies and programs. Based on these requests, the membership offers a tailored package of expertise, technical assistance and funding. This collaborative response provides developing countries with efficient access to a wide range of resources to adapt to and mitigate climate change and foster more equitable and sustainable development.