Ugandan Delegation Admires Ethiopia’s Green Plans
- Ugandan participants at the Global Green Growth Week activities in Addis Ababa are moved by the implementation of environmental policies by the Ethiopian leadership.
The officials from the Ministries of Lands, Environment, National Planning Authority and the National Environment Management Authority, were part of the audience at the opening of Global Green Growth conference in Addis Ababa on Tuesday.
They say unlike Uganda, Ethiopia has ensured that its environmental policies are funded and implemented while at the same time exploiting its natural resources to develop.
They listened attentively as Ethiopia’s Environment Minister Dr Gemeldo Dallen challenged other African governments to implement their plans.
The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia under late Meles Zenawi in 2011 launched its USD 150 billion Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) plan aimed to ensure environmental protection. Although critics thought the plan was too ambitious and that it would fail, Ethiopia has emerged a shining star among other African countries.