Norway supports Ethiopia’s green economy development

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Addis Ababa, 26 June 2014 (WIC) - The Government of Norway made a 60 million dollar financial support to Ethiopia’s efforts of building green economy. The support will be used to forest development projects aimed at reducing carbon emission. 

Belete Tafere, Minister for Environment and Forestry on the occasion noted that the financial support will have an important contribution to Ethiopia’s efforts to expand forest coverage with a view to build green economy and development of ecotourism.

Tine Sundtoft, Minister for Climate and Environment of Norway noted that Ethiopia and Norway hold strong position on climate change.

She hailed Ethiopia’s commitment and effort to combat the challenges of climate change and affirmed that Norway will continue to support these efforts. 

Ethiopia and Norway has prepared draft projects on climate change to be implemented from 2013-2020.