Addis Ababa February 26/2018 United Nations Environment Programme and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MEFCC) have signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will help minimize the impacts of climate change by cutting CO2 emissions to zero level by 2030.
Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Dr. Gemedo Dalle said during the signing ceremony the Memorandum of Understanding will create additional capacity to implement the agreements the country has made with different international organizations for the prevention of climate change.
The MoU that lasts five years will support to strengthen and coordinate the nation’s action on the ground in minimizing the impact of climate change.
Dr. Gemedo called on UNEP to strengthen the efforts of guiding the country to move forward as a group with the aim of reaching zero net CO2 emission by 2030.
United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director, Erik Solheim said the MoU will support to work closely on climate change issues.
UNEP has been working in partnership with Ethiopia on green development.
Solheim added that United Nations Environment Programme will provide technical and capacity building support for Ethiopia.
The Executive Director pointed out that Ethiopia is among the African nations that have made great socio-economic and political progress over the last 25 years.