About Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Ethiopia - MEFCC

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is the lead government body responsible and legally mandated for environmental management. The vision of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is to ensure a clean and healthy environment in Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, EthiopiaEthiopia. As a result it's to create a better living environment to meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The Ministry is responsible to ensure the realization of the environmental rights, goals, objectives and basic principles enshrined in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Constitution as well as the Environment Policy. The proclamation (803/2013) mandated the Ministry, inter alias, to coordinate and ensure the forestry objectives and the basic forestry principles indicated in the forestry policy of Ethiopia.

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MEFCC MESSAGE (CRGE)

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change - CRGE

Ethiopia aims to achieve middle-income status by 2025 while developing a green economy. Following the conventional development path would, among other adverse effects, result in a sharp increase in GHG emissions and unsustainable use of natural resources. To avoid such negative effects, the government has developed a strategy to build a green economy. It is now starting to transform the strategy into action and welcomes collaboration with domestic and international partners.

ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE SECTOR


Climate change is expected to increase the surface temperature of the Earth and the oceans, raise sea levels, alter the global distribution of rainfall, affect the direction of ocean currents and major airstreams, and increase the intensity and frequency of extreme weather events. Climate change is already causing loss of life, damaging property and affecting livelihoods in many parts of the world, and it is expected to continue to do so in the future. Climate change will affect all nations, but the impact will be higher on low-income countries, such as Ethiopia. Read More
Ethiopia is experiencing the effects of climate change. Besides the direct effects such as an increase in average temperature or a change in rainfall patterns, climate change also presents the necessity and opportunity to switch to a new, sustainable development model. The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has therefore initiated the Climate-Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) initiative to protect the country from the adverse effects of climate change and to build a green economy that will help realize its ambition of reaching middle income status before 2025. Read More
The two main strategies for reducing the threat climate change poses are mitigation and adaptation. Adaptation is a process through which countries and communities become better able to prevent or manage the impacts of climate change. Climate change mitigation seeks to reduce emissions and stabilize concentration of GHGs in the atmosphere. Ethiopia has showed country commitment to mitigate national green house gas with the launching of the CRGE strategy, which links with the agreement for a long term low emission development strategy. Read More
Environment by its nature is trans-boundary that calls for international cooperation and collaboration in tackling its challenges. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is mandated to take part in the negotiations of international environmental and climate change agreements and, as appropriate, initiate a process of their ratification; play key role in coordinating the nationwide responses to the agreements as per Proclamation No. 916/2015. The Ministry, along with relevant national authorities and stakeholders participate in international Read More

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FOREST SECTOR


The Forest sector was under Ministry of Agriculture before the Ministry of Environment and Forest was established by the amended proclamation 803/2013. The proclamation mandated the Ministry, inter alias, to Coordinate and ensure the forestry objectives and the basic forestry principles indicated in the forestry policy of Ethiopia.
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History of Forest Management in Ethiopia: Evolution of governance and Institutions under three administrative regimes 1. Pre- Derge regime 2. During the Derge Regime 3. Forestry at the present 4. Pre- Derge regime
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GHG emissions baseline in 2010 and BAU up to 2030 Emissions from the Forestry sector are mainly caused by human beings, and are driven by deforestation for agriculture and forest degradation from fuelwood consumption and logging. Under the BAU (Business as usual) scenario, emissions from forestry will increase from 53 Mt CO2e in 2010 to 88 Mt CO2e in 2030.
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Ethiopia’s action plan to create a green economy One of the four initiatives that have been selected for fast-track implementation is Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD). The government is using significant resources to build and implement its green economy, but to capture the full potential of the plan; it welcomes the partnership with bilateral and multilateral development partners as well as contributions by the private sector.
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Focus on commercial forestry and industrialization (Technical Report) - Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, 2017

Trees and forests contribute a diversity of products and services generating wealth and well-being for Ethiopia’s growing population. Forestry directly contributes to the national economy through employment generation, potential foreign currency earnings through export, and savings through import substitution. Wood and non-wood forest products also contribute significantly to other important sectors, including energy, agriculture, food, industry, and tourism to name only a few.
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SERVICES

Environment License for Environmentalist.
WHEREAS, environmental impact assessment is used to predict and manage the environmental effects which a proposed development activity as a result of its design sitting, construction, operation, or an ongoing one as a result of its modification or termination, entails and thus helps to bring about intended development; WHEREAS, assessment of possible impacts on the environment prior to the approval of a public instrument provides an effective means of harmonizing and integrating environmental, economic, cultural and social considerations into a decision making process in a manner that promotes sustainable development, WHEREAS, the implementation of the environmental rights and objectives enshrined in the Constitution would be fostered by the prediction and management of likely adverse environmental impacts, and the maximization of their socioeconomic benefits. WHEREAS, environmental impact assessment serves to bring about administrative transparency and accountability, as well as to involve the public and, in particular, communities in the planning of and decision taking on developments which may affect them and its environment.
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List of Criteria to get Forest Business Competency Certificate. To Import Sawn timber, Plywood and Related Products. Before coming to the Ministry, all applicants needs to fulfill the following criteria. 1. Application letter, 2. Commercial Registration Certificate, TAXPAYER REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE (TIN number), 3. Renewed business license, VALUE ADDED TAX REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE, investment permit certificate, tax clearance certificate ...
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Latest News


Government of Ethiopia and World Bank Sign US$18 Million Grant Agreement for Improving the enabling environment for sustainable forest management and investment in Oromia National Regional State

A Grant Agreement amounting to US$18 million was signed on Thursday 23 March 2017 between the Federal Democratic Republic of ...
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Ethiopia’s Growth Enabling to Implement Climate Resilient, Green Development Strategy: Professor Sterner

Addis Ababa April 25/2017 The rapid economic growth in Ethiopia can create good opportunity and enabling situation in implementing its ...
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Light Rail Transit Brings Honor to Addis

Addis Ababa April 21/2017 The Light Rail Transit (LRT) of Addis Ababa has brought honor to City of Addis Ababa ...
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Sweden Supporting Development of Ethiopia’s Forestry Resource

Addis Ababa February 25/2017 Sweden is committed to supporting the development of Ethiopia’s forestry resource which contributes to the livelihood ...
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Ethiopia Launches Sustainable Intervention for Green Cities

Addis Ababa February 22/2017 Ethiopia and the United Nations development program (UNDP) have launched an intervention that will enhance the ...
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Minister Calls on Stakeholders to Exert More Effort to Ensure Green Economy

Addis Ababa Feburary 10/2017 Stakeholders are expected to exert more effort to ensure sustainable green economy in the country, Ministry ...
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ANNOUNCEMENTS


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Global Green Growth Week 2017 (GGGWeek2017) – Ethiopia

Global Green Growth Week 2017 (GGGWeek2017) The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Government of Ethiopia will host Global Green Growth Week 2017 (GGGWeek2017) from 17 October to 20 October, 2017, at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Over 250 global representatives will attend GGGWeek2017, including high-level ministers, thought leaders, institutional investors and decision makers seeking to scale up green growth in Africa and around the world. The event will serve as an opportunity to network, learn, share, and catalyze creative solutions for transformational green growth. GGG Week 2017 #GGGWeek2017 will feature opportunities to forge partnerships, identify research areas, secure financing, and engage with global green growth leaders. With a focus on environmentally sustainable, socially ...
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PUBLICATIONS


Ethiopia Forest Sector Review

Ethiopia Forest Sector Review Focus on commercial forestry and industrialization (Technical Report) This Forest Sector Review – the first comprehensive analysis in 20 years – broadly aims to provide an update on the status of the forest sector in Ethiopia, and specifically to inform the Government’s next Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP2) about the most promising forest and forest industry investment opportunities. This Review focuses on the current and future supply and demand of industrial and small-scale timber production, a strategic component of Ethiopia’s transformation towards a more prosperous and industrialized economy. The Government of Ethiopia, specifically the newly created Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MEFCC), called for this Forest Sector Review with the objective to improve understanding of the contribution made by Ethiopia’s forests and trees in landscapes to sector industrialization, growth and employment. The Review also aims to assist the Government to achieve the Climate-Resilient Green ...
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Contact


Phone: +251111704214

Fax: +251111704251

P.O.Box: 12760

Email: info@mefcc.gov.et

Office Hours


Monday to Thursday

8:30am - 12:30pm (morning)

Friday (8:30am - 11:30pm (morning)

Monday to Friday

1:30pm - 5:30pm (afternoon)

Office Location


Arat Killo,

Behind Tourist Hotel,

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia