The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has appointed a GCAP-led consortium to undertake Phase two of the Ethiopian Climate Resilience Programme. GCAP is working in partnership with GeoSAS, Vivid Economics and Excel Green, to develop the climate resilience component of Ethiopia's Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE).

Launched at UNFCCC COP 17 in Durban in December 2011, the CRGE plan is a national strategy that aims to build a climate resilient green economy by 2025, starting with the agricultural, forestry and landuse sectors.

GGGI has helped the Ethiopian Government develop the national Green Economy (GE) Strategy and the CRGE vision. The project a continuation of the work carried out in 2011, in Ethiopia, and is one example of how GGGI works with developing nations to promote "green growth": a new economic model that integrates economic aims such as poverty reduction, job creation and social development with environmental goals such as sustainability and climate and energy security.

Project Objectives:

  • To develop an approach to assess the economics of climate resilience, to ensure it meets the requirements of Ethiopia.
  • To identify and assess options for building climate resilience and their costs and benefits, taking into account environmental, social, developmental, equity and economic considerations.
  • To investigate the potential for financing options and possible institutional obstacles.
  • To integrate results into the national CRGE strategy, and feed into the related CRGE sector and regional strategies and investment plans.
  • To transfer skills and technical knowledge to local professionals across Government departments and institutions.
  • To develop a monitoring and evaluation (ME) framework to assess the impacts of study and in codifying lessons learnt.

Work streams:

GCAP’s approach starts with the current and looks to the future, and by considering development and sector plans, it grounds the study in country and regional policy. The work plan is split into four work streams:

  1. Short-term climate variability – focused on current and near term climate variability risks and impacts, and short-term, “no and low regrets” actions to deal with these effects.
  2. Building climate resilience into existing sector development plans (near to medium-term) – focused pragmatically on assuring the climate resilience of existing short to medium-term sector development plans, leveraging insights about both short-term and long-term climate risks.
  3. Medium to long-term climate resilience – focused on identifying the major long-term climate change threats and identifying early areas for action.
  4. Macro-economics of climate resilience and green growth – focused on the key links between climate resilience and the macro-economic prescriptions of growth policy with a cross-sectoral perspective.

These elements will be combined to provide an overall climate adaptation strategy or pathway (over time), which will help shape a Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) strategy for Ethiopia. Once this pathway is developed, the study will consider the potential routes to finance. 


  • Inception report
  • Technical document
  • Summary draft final report
  • Final report