Ethiopia is a country with high annual deforestation rate of around 0.93%. Recent estimates indicate that Ethiopia’s high-forest has declined from nearly 40% of land cover a century ago, to approximately 3.6%. To address this, Ethiopia has committed to developing REDD+. The government submitted a REDD+ Program Idea Note (R-PIN) in 2008 and a final REDD+ Preparation Proposal (R-PP) and Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) strategy in 2011 to spearhead national efforts to reach carbon neutrality by 2025. A national REDD+ strategy is expected to be finalized during REDD+ Readiness implementation.
Main donors, levels of funding committed and disbursed to Ethiopia between 2009 and 2011:
The chart shows the relative levels of funding donors have committed as well as the proportion disbursed to their recipients by the end of 2012. The percentage of committed funding that has been disbursed varies from 0% to 100%. With the majority of commitments made in late 2012, disbursements have been minimal. Disbursements by Norway, the Netherlands and Ireland are being directed to the Bale Mountains Ecoregion Sustainable Management Programme that is underway in the southwestern region of the country. The GEF disbursements represent funds dedicated to REDD+ activities within the Yayu Coffee Forest REDD+ Project.
The chart maps the geographic distribution of the main donors to Ethiopia and cumulative support by geographic location of donor headquarters. This chart therefore shows the growing importance of both government and non-government actors in financing for REDD+. For Ethiopia, a large portion of REDD+ funding is coming from Norway, the UK, and international multilaterals.
Multilaterals and other types of internationally-focused donors are shown in the purple circle.
The data presented below highlights levels of REDD+ financing committed and disbursed, main donors, recipients and REDD+ activities in the period between 2009 and 2012