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January 16, 2012

Ministry says REDD+ creates wider benefits beyond reducing deforestation, degradation

Agriculture State Minister Sileshi Getahun said that the implementation of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) has evolved wider benefits in managing forests more sustainably, ensuring greater conservation efforts and carbon through forest expansion, beyond reduci

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10 Oct 2012

Ethiopian forest project gets UN carbon credits

The U.N. has issued carbon credits to a reforestation project in Ethiopia, the second time tree planting has received emission reductions. The project in the village of Humbo, Ethiopia, which was approved by the U.N.

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February 16, 2012

Ethiopia pushes for green economy ahead of Rio+20 — forests a major player

A green economy that prioritises forest conservation to boost development in one of Africa’s poorest nations is at the heart of a recent initiative launched by the Ethiopian government ahead of the Rio+20 summit.

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Nov. 18, 2011

Ethiopia Plans $150 Billion in Spending Including Carbon Cuts

Nov. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Ethiopia is planning to spend $150 billion over two decades on economic development, including investments to lower the country’s carbon emissions, according to a government document.

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Aug 9, 2011

Preserving the cloud forest through Ethiopian-German partnership

A multifaceted project to preserve one of the last of Ethiopia's native forests has been underway for the past four years with the support of Germany's International Climate Initiative and NABU, the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union. The project focuses on reforestation, job creation in the region and the introduction of sustainable forest management practices. The area was officially named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve earlier this year.

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25 July 2011

Ethiopia gives farmland to foreigners while thousands starve

A Survival investigation has uncovered alarming evidence that some of Ethiopia’s most productive farmland is being stolen from local tribes and leased to foreign companies to grow and export food – while thousands of its citizens starve during the devastating drought.

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Forest community schools: A child-centered strategy for mitigating leakage in REDD+ Earth

By 2025, children who are 18 years or younger today will represent more than half of the world‘s workforce.

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02 July 2011

Ethiopia’s Challenge: Balancing Agriculture with Environmental Protection

Atnafu Endashaw, 12, travels on foot two hours every day from home to school. He is from the isolated Menja communities found in Sheka zone of Southern region of Ethiopia, 765 kilometers southwest of Addis Ababa. Unlike the members of Sheka tribe, Menja communities are mainly marginalized because they feed on leftovers of dead animals. “My mother told me that we (Shekas and Menjas) were brothers of the same father and mother,” says Endashaw Ayno, father of Atnafu, commenting on the origin of marginalization of Menjas from the rest of Sheka tribe.

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February 7, 2011

Common Property Forest Management: Implications for REDD in Ethiopia

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by Dr. Radut