EWNRA REDD+ Participatory Forest Management Southwest Ethiopia Phase III Project Launched

Ethio Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA) conducted a Phase III project launching workshop today in Jimma Honey Land Hotel. Invited guests from Federal Environment Forest and Climate Change Commission (EFCCC) as well as Oromia, SNNPR, Gambella regional, zonal, and wereda level stakeholders have joined the workshop. Ato Kabtamu Girma Director General Forest protection & […]

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Advanced Draft Benefit Sharing Plan (BSP) for Ethiopia’s Oromia National Regional State Forested Landscape Program

Summary/Abstract: The advanced draft Benefit Sharing Plan (BSP) for Ethiopia’s Oromia National Regional State Forested Landscape Programis prepared in anticipation of benefits coming as a result of verified emission reduction  (ER) to be generated  in the whole of Oromia Regional State (jurisdiction) due to interventions of enabling environment (policy and institutions, incentives, information and environmental […]

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Farm Africa Celebrates Sale of Carbon Credit

The Norwegian Embassy, government officials, and NGO leaders expressed their joy in recognition of Farm Africa’s achievement in the one day workshop that took place at GETFAM Hotel Addis Ababa today. 5 million tonnes of CO2 plus the upcoming verified CO2 was sold for 8 million euro according to Farm Africa. In closing remarks director […]

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High Level Delegation Visits Southwest Forest Block

A field trip to the southwest forest block was made from February 17-21, 2020. It was attended by a high level delegation from Norway including the Deputy Ambassador of Norwegian Embassy in Addis Ababa. The Director General of Oromia Environment, Forest and Climate Change Authority, the National REDD+ Coordinator and Senior forest experts also have […]

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Ethiopia Now Holds the Record in Tree Planting

The tree planting initiative that has been launched by His Excellency Abiy Ahimed Prime minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia with a catchphrase “40 seedling per head” was successfully implemented nationwide. According to the national steering committee, 353,636,000 seedlings were planted just on Monday 29th of July 2019. This achievement therefore puts Ethiopia […]

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Employees of Environment Forest and Climate Change Commission Planted Seedlings today

EFCCC employees planted three thousand seedlings at Gulele Subcity Entoto site today. His Excellency professor Fikadu Beyene Commissioner of EFCCC said to the gathering that Ethiopians will continue planting trees until the objective set will be achieved. He added that today’s seedling planting activity is part of the campaign launched to plant four billion trees based […]

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Ethiopia is Preparing to Plant 4 Billion Trees this Summer

By Yisak Dinku Ethiopia is facing multiple challenges to achieve sustainable development. Actions on the ground needs to be stepped up to reverse these rapidly escalating challenges. A new urban-rural landscape greening initiative directed towards transforming Ethiopia’s degraded environments to relish their full value of beneficial functions is recently launched by HE. the Prime Minister […]

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