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Restoration Commitment

Restoration Commitment: 
15 million hectares
Year Committed: 
Priority Interventions: 
  • Supporting Ethiopia to fulfill the Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) goal of achieving middle-income status by 2025 while transitioning to a climate-resilient green economy. This will require scaling up successful tree-based approaches to improve crop and livestock practices, food security, and farmer income; protect and re-establish resilient and productive forests rich in biodiversity; develop the forestry sector and wood- and forest biomass-based technologies, expand renewable power generation for domestic and regional markets; and leapfrog to modern and energy-efficient technology in transport, industrial sectors and buildings. 
  • Increasing the scientific foundation in decision-making processes for planning and implementing tree-based landscape restoration. Related processes include assessing the potential for tree-based landscape restoration, enabling coordination across sectors, and using best practices from Ethiopia and around the world.
  • Support the sustainable generation of benefits from restored forest landscapes and restoration processes for the local population and the national economy.
  • Identifying and addressing enabling conditions necessary for long-term, tree-based restoration at scale. Enabling conditions relate to policy and legal frameworks, incentives, value chains and market conditions that increase and diversify investments in restoration across the public and private sectors.  
  • Developing a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system for tree-based landscape restoration and its contribution to domestic targets and international commitments. The M&E system will address the environmental, social and economic costs and benefits of tree-based restoration and will be operationalized countrywide and harmonized among all forest-related projects.
  • Supporting Ethiopia to meet its international development and environmental commitments such as the Sustainable Development Goals, Nationally Determined Contribution, Convention for Biodiversity, and Land Degradation Neutrality target.
Alignment with domestic targets: 
  • International commitments on climate and sustainable development
  • The second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP2) targets regarding agricultural development and rural transformation, energy development, water and sanitation, urban development and housing, health sector development, and environment and climate resilient green development
Requested assistance from AFR100: 
  • Host roundtable discussions with public and private financiers who are interested in investing in African landscapes
  • Host regional meetings among African country neighbors who already have a  strong track record of collaboration
  • Financial and technical assistance provided by GEF, World Bank, World Food Program, BMZ, FDRE, BMUB, NORAD, Republic of Korea, Great Green Wall Initiative, FCPF Redd Readiness Program, WRI and GIZ