Addis Ababa March 24, 2016 Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has emphasized the need for multi-sectoral collaboration to achieve the Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE).
This was stated at the 10th Annual General Assembly Meeting of Population, Health and Environment Ethiopia Consortium (PHE EC) today.
Representative of the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Public Relations Head Debassu Bayleyegne said on the occasion working hand-in-hand is crucial to maneuver things and make difference on harmonized natural resources conservation.
Beyond collaboration with stakeholders, building a green economy and implementing existing environmental laws are critical for conserving the resources and are among the key strategic directions of the CRGE and GTP, he added.
According to him, PHE Ethiopia Consortium is playing a significant role in advancing the multi-sectoral approach to address the main determinants of environment and human wellbeing.
The representative stated that “addressing environmental problems alone without addressing the livelihood and health problems will not result in sustainable changes.”
Debassu appreciated the efforts that the consortium and its member organizations are exerting on environmental conservation and generating and dissemination of evidences on the strategic directions of multi-sectoral integration.
PHE Ethiopia Consortium Executive Director, Negash Teklu on his part said the consortium is working to create health population, sustainable resource use, improved livelihood and resilient ecosystem.
He noted that development partners and researchers should further intensify their contribution to climate change mitigation and attainment of CRGE.
It needs further private sectors and government work closely to combat the climate change since the sector intervention alone cannot bring sustainable changes, the executive director added.
Since its establishment in 2008, PHE Ethiopia Consortium is working in advocating a multi-sectoral integrated approach for addressing reproductive health, climate change and human wellbeing in the country.
The consortium is also facilitating the implementations of pilot PHE interventions by member of organizations in over 40 woredas in the country.