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2018-03-12 | News

Ethiopia’s Country Environmental Analysis (CEA) launched

The Country Environmental Analysis  (CEA) of Ethiopia was launched on March 5, 2018 at Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in the presence of high-level government officials, experts, researchers and other stakeholders from both government and non-governmental institutions.

The CEA is a country-level diagnostic tool which highlights the key environment-related trajectories, challenges and pathways to simultaneously achieve economic, social, and environmental objectives of the country. The report is a collaboration work by a multidisciplinary, multiagency team led by the Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice of the World Bank, the Ethiopia Development Research Institute’s Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC), and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change with involvement from other ministries of the FDRE.

The event was opened with welcoming remarks by Dr. Gebrehiwot Ageba, Director of Programmes at EDRI, followed by an opening speech by Carolyn Turk, World Bank country director and by the state minister H.E. Mr. Kare Chawicha.

ECRC’s center director Dr. Haileselassie Medhin, who is also one of the authors of this report, presented the findings of the CEA focusing on the trajectories and environmental challenges facing the country. The prioritized actions needed to improve the performance of various sectors were presented by Paul Martin, lead natural resource management specialist of the World Bank.

Part of the event was also a Panel discussion on relevant environmental issues of the country with panelists from different ministries. The dialogue continued with participant’s questions and comments on the regulatory issues of conducting Environmental Impact assessments, on the institutional cooperation and most importantly on the way forward. 

See link to find the full report here