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Ethiopia

TOTAL POPULATION

102.4 million YEAR 2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

11,600 kt COUNTRY, YEAR 2014

822,800 kt Sub-Saharan Africa, YEAR 2014

“A 64% reduction from the Business as Usual scenario in 2030.”

PARIS AGREEMENT TARGET

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Konstantinos Dimitriadis donated € 5 to Help Build Eco-Friendly Homes for Rural Communities in India . Manon Steiner donated € 15 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Bart van den Heuvel donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Prateek Gogineni donated € 30 to Promote Clean Agroforestry in Rural India . Lluis Mateu donated € 50 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Renato Anselmi Ricci donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,300 to E-waste Race Germany . Kiki Beck donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,500 to E-waste Race Germany . Farah Piryeva donated € 200 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Ruggero Lambertini donated € 75 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Iren Dikova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Luke Farrelly donated € 120 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Andrey Bankovski donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Kalina Zhechkova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Anton Batchvarov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stivian Valchev donated € 35 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Tatyana Mitkova donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . NELIA VATEVA donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Kitov donated € 25 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Ivaylo Vasilev donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Winkler donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Valeriia Muliukova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Francesca bianchi donated € 100 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stephanie van groenendael donated € 40 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Judith de Warren donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . nat Bonnisseau donated € 1 to Empowering Mangrove Women for a Healthy & Resilient Ecosystem . Luke Davis donated € 10 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stanislav Stoev donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 18 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Sara Riva donated € 50 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Luke Davis donated € 5 to E-waste Race Germany . Jürg Rohrer donated € 150 to Improved Firewood Stoves (IFS) for Indigenous Families in Guatemala . Errin Saunders donated € 10 to Empowering Mangrove Women for a Healthy & Resilient Ecosystem . Elise van Groningen donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Peter Popdonev donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Svetlana Goranova donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Saglara Inzhieva donated € 30 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Emiliyana Terziyska donated € 25 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Daniel Mendez donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Rumyana Velcheva donated € 50 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Martin Bakardzhiev donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Sandeep Bajjuri donated € 25 to binee - Interactive E-Waste Collection System . cyrielle simeone donated € 50 to Application of satellite telemetry data to better understand the breeding strategies of humpback whales in the Southern Hemisphere . Milka Koldamova donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Steffen Albrecht donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Trayan Angelov donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Felizia Kuhlke donated € 50 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas .

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CLIMATE SIGNIFICANCE

Wars, droughts and economic development have played a large part in reducing Ethiopia’s natural potential and augmenting its vulnerability to climate change.

Hydroelectric plants represent around 88% of the total installed electricity capacity. Ethiopia has access to large rivers which offer excellent hydropower potential.

However, soil erosion, deforestation and biodiversity loss have considerably reduced the country’s agricultural potential. Ethiopia is one of humanity’s cradle of plant domestication. Due to both human (mostly war) and natural factors (mostly drought), the country has experienced famine at various moments in its history.

Ethiopia’s tree cover has gone from 35% in 1900 to 10% in the 21st century. Different economic structures and ways of organising production have had a deep influence over the natural conservation of the country. This is a further proof that humanity is capable of devising new ways of organising labour and that it has a strong influence over the amount, the quality and the footprint of our society.

Binary solutions such as capitalism vs. communism won’t work in this new frame. We need a sustainable future, structured by a sustainable economic model. Ethiopia wants to become Africa’s sustainable grain basket, and it has ideas on how to get there. Explore our projects active in Ethiopia now!

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DATA INSIGHTS

The World Bank categorises Ethiopia is a low-income country. To understand Ethiopia’s situation in the fight against climate change, it is helpful to show its historic carbon emissions and exposure to climate risk. The following plots provide an overview of Ethiopia’s historic greenhouse gas emissions in perspective with global emission levels, as well as the country’s relative vulnerability and preparedness to climate change.

Ethiopia Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Ethiopia’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change from 1990

This plot combines 3 pieces of information measured from 1990 - 2012: The bar chart indicates the volume of the country’s GHG emissions, the full line shows the variation of this volume compared to the baseline 1990, and the dotted line presents the same variation, but globally.


Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and fluorocarbons are the main drivers of global warming. Between 1990 and 2012, the world’s emissions grew by 40%.


From 1990 to 2000, Ethiopia experienced a significant emissions increase of 173%, driven by the expansion of agricultural activities and livestock. After its declining between 2000 and 2008, Ethiopia’s emissions stayed relatively stable, at 175% of the 1990 level. The agriculture sector is responsible for the largest share (65%) of the country’s emissions.


In 2012, Ethiopia emitted over 180,000 kilotonnes of CO2 eq. GHG emissions, which is three times more than its neighbouring country Kenya. As the agriculture sector accounts for the majority, it should be a key area of focus to reduce the country’s emissions. (Source: WRI, 2018; World Bank, 2018)

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Ethiopia Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Ethiopia’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change from 1990

Ethiopia Greenhouse Gas Emissions

This plot combines 3 pieces of information measured from 1990 - 2012: The bar chart indicates the volume of the country’s GHG emissions, the full line shows the variation of this volume compared to the baseline 1990, and the dotted line presents the same variation, but globally.


Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and fluorocarbons are the main drivers of global warming. Between 1990 and 2012, the world’s emissions grew by 40%.


From 1990 to 2000, Ethiopia experienced a significant emissions increase of 173%, driven by the expansion of agricultural activities and livestock. After its declining between 2000 and 2008, Ethiopia’s emissions stayed relatively stable, at 175% of the 1990 level. The agriculture sector is responsible for the largest share (65%) of the country’s emissions.


In 2012, Ethiopia emitted over 180,000 kilotonnes of CO2 eq. GHG emissions, which is three times more than its neighbouring country Kenya. As the agriculture sector accounts for the majority, it should be a key area of focus to reduce the country’s emissions. (Source: WRI, 2018; World Bank, 2018)

Ethiopia Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

Ethiopia’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

This graph ranks a country’s climate performance by measuring its readiness (x-axis) and its vulnerability (y-axis). Both are measured from 0 - 1 (1 being the most ready or most vulnerable). This index combines indicators of a country’s exposure to climate change and others that measure the country’s potential to withstand those shocks. 


Each dot in this plot represents a country. The countries in most urgent situations are on the top left of the graph whilst the most resilient ones stand at the bottom right.


Ethiopia is categorised as a country with high vulnerability to climate change impacts and a low level of adaptation capacity. Cereal yields for staple crops such as rice, wheat and maize are forecasted to decline significantly; water resources like groundwater levels are under threat, leading to longer drought periods which can paralyse the agriculture capacity and food security of the country. (Source: ND-GAIN, 2018)


The impacts of climate change vary by country and region. But wherever you are, local-level adaptation projects are necessary. You have all the cards in hand, now go explore our live projects and be one of the good guys.

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Ethiopia Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

Ethiopia’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

Ethiopia Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

This graph ranks a country’s climate performance by measuring its readiness (x-axis) and its vulnerability (y-axis). Both are measured from 0 - 1 (1 being the most ready or most vulnerable). This index combines indicators of a country’s exposure to climate change and others that measure the country’s potential to withstand those shocks. 


Each dot in this plot represents a country. The countries in most urgent situations are on the top left of the graph whilst the most resilient ones stand at the bottom right.


Ethiopia is categorised as a country with high vulnerability to climate change impacts and a low level of adaptation capacity. Cereal yields for staple crops such as rice, wheat and maize are forecasted to decline significantly; water resources like groundwater levels are under threat, leading to longer drought periods which can paralyse the agriculture capacity and food security of the country. (Source: ND-GAIN, 2018)


The impacts of climate change vary by country and region. But wherever you are, local-level adaptation projects are necessary. You have all the cards in hand, now go explore our live projects and be one of the good guys.

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