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.
Financing flows and institutions receiving funds committed for REDD+ activities in Ethiopia:
The initial institutions or “first recipients” receiving funding for REDD+ activities in Ethiopia are predominantly based in Ethiopia. About 68.8% of the total committed funds are scheduled to be received by the Government of Ethiopia, namely the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA). Additionally, international NGOs are scheduled to receive 30.5% of the total funds.
Secondary institutions or “second recipients” receiving REDD+ finance are not displayed in this chart, as they account for less than 1% of the total committed funds during 2009-2012. These second recipients are Ethiopian NGOs and academic institutions.
An annual breakdown highlights that there has been a significant increase in commitments in 2012, with the Ethiopian Government as the primary recipient. Ethiopian NGOs are set to receive the remainder (31%) of the funds committed. According to REDDX findings, private institutions, consultants, and international NGOs did not received any REDD+ finance commitments through 2012.
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