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May 19, 2024 (FBC) – Norway has announced that it will continue its assistance for the government of Ethiopia’s efforts to fight climate change through green development.

Ethiopian Green Legacy pavilion at #cop28

Ethiopian Green Legacy pavilion at #cop28

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Jan 05, 2024

Addis Ababa, January 5, 2024 (FBC) – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) stated that over the past year, more than 2 billion coffee seedlings, more than half a billion fruit seedlings and more than 400 million tea plants are under preparation for the next planting season with improved focus.

“If we are able to plant these seedlings and nurture them to production, it will have a great impact on our overall economy and efforts to address climate change,” the Prime Minister noted.

Dec 03,  2023

Addis Ababa, December 3, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopia has showcased its concrete climate change actions including the Green Legacy Initiative and sustainable agricultural practices at COP28 being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Agriculture Minister Girma Amente stated that the country has presented updates on its successful activities in the areas of  climate change mitigation, adaptation and sustainable agricultural practices at the conference.

The minister noted that Ethiopia has presented its Green Legacy Exhibition Pavilion at the conference with practical works that can be an experience for other countries of the world.

Dec 03,  2023

Addis Ababa, December 3, 2023 (FBC) – The Environmental Protectioin and Sustainable Development Minister of Djibouti, Mohammed Abdulahi Mussa, stated that his country has drawn ample lessons from Ethiopia’s Green Legacy Initiative.

Mohammed Abdulahi made the remarks while he visted the Ethiopian pavilion from where the sucess stories of the Green Legacy Initative are being showcased.

The Djiboutian Minister witnessed that Ethiopia has registred remarkable achivements in the Green Legacy Initative which has been implementing for five consecutive years under the leadership of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD).

Dec 02,  2023

Addis Ababa, December 2, 2023 (FBC) – Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Workneh Gebeyehu (PhD) visited the Ethiopian Green Legacy Initiative’s Pavilion at Expo City Dubai where the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) taking place.

The Executive Secretary appreciated the climate actions being showcased in the Ethiopian Pavilion at the COP28 venue.

Under the leadership of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), Ethiopia is making strong strides to climate sustainability, the IGAD Chief noted.

The IGAD Executive Secretary further underscored that Ethiopia’s commitment to a greener future is palpable.

Nov 30,  2023

Addis Ababa, November 30, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopia will be sharing its best experiences in the Green Legacy Initiative to countries at the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (COP28), the Plan and Development Minister, Fitsum Assefa (PhD) said.

Ethiopia has set up an exhibition Pavilion at COP28 where it is sharing the success stories in the implementation of the ongoing Green Legacy Initiative to the world community, Fitsum stated.

The pavilion at 1,500 sq m holds testimonies of Ethiopia’s remarkable achivements in the green development arena that are being diplayed for participants from all corners of the word, she remarked.

Nov 30,  2023

Addis Ababa, November 30, 2023 (FBC) – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and President of the UAE, Sheik Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan have visited Ethiopia’s Green Legacy Pavilion at COP 28.

Prime Minister Abiy has expressed gratitude to President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for visiting the pavilion.

The Premier said that Ethiopia, using the pavilion, will be showcasing its strong commitment to address climate through concrete solutions.

COP 28 will focus on 3 main pillars: industrial decarbonization; accelerating the just green energy transition; and innovation for climate action.

Nov 28,  2023

Addis Ababa, November 28, 2023 (FBC) – Press-Secretary for the Office of the Prime Minister, Billene Seyoum, stated that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has shared Ethiopia’s  immense experiences in the progress of green-energy based industrialization process in Ethiopia.

Billene said Prime Minister Abiy has attended the 20th UNIDO General Conference as guest of honor and delivered key messages regarding the achievements Ethiopia has been registering in the clean energy led industry development sector.

In his remarks, the Prime Minister highlighted Ethiopia’s significant achievements in the implementation of the macroeconomic reforms and the results gained in creating a favorable investment climate in the country, Billene noted.

Nov 20,  2023

Addis Ababa, November 20, 2023 (FBC) – The African Union (AU) is working on how to conjointly implement the Great Green Wall Initiative with the Green Legacy Initiative, which has been registering tremendous results in combating desertification in Ethiopia, AU Director for the Great Green Wall Initiative, Elvis Paul Tangem said.

In an exclusive interview with ENA, Paul recalled that the Great Green Wall Initiative is a pan-African sustainable land management and restoration initiative that was created in 2005 by the heads of state.

The Great Green Wall initiative is a large-scale project aimed at combating desertification in the Sahel region of Africa, stretching from Senegal to Djibouti.

Nov 13,  2023

Addis Ababa, November 13, 2023 (FBC) – Bacha Debele, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to Kenya has participated today in Kenya National Tree Planting Campaign, launched by William Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya at Kiu Wetland, Makueni County.

Part of the Ethiopian Embassy delegation led by the Deputy Head of Mission, Ambassador Workalemahu Desta has also participated in tree planting event held at Bomas kenya.

Oct 25,  2023

Addis Ababa, October 25, 2023 (FBC) – Czech Republic reiterated commitment to support Ethiopia in its efforts to strengthen climate resilience, Ambassador Miroslav Kosek said.

The ambassador made the remark at a panel discussion held in Addis Ababa on climate resilience in Ethiopia today.

Ethiopia has been exerting efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change and create a climate resilience environment.

One of the biggest and notable achievements so far registered in this regard is the Green Legacy Initiative through which billions of tree seedlings are being planted across the country.

Oct 16,  2023

Addis Ababa, October 16, 2023 (FBC) – The Ethiopian delegation led by the Minister of Industry, Melaku Alebel, is attending the World Food Forum which began this morning.

The Ethiopian delegation will share Ethiopia’s magnificent achievements and experiences in green legacy, irrigated wheat production and productivity, and YeLemat Tirufat during the four-day World Food Forum (WFF), according to the Ethiopian Embassy in Rome.

The high-level delegation will meet with several representatives of international agricultural research institutes, financial institutions, and major agro-food system corporations on the side-lines of the event.

Sept 05,  2023

Addis Ababa, September 18, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopia has planted more than 7.5 saplings during the current green legacy season, surpassing the intended target, 6.5 billion seedlings, for the current planring season, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) confirmed.

Confirming the completion of this year’s Green Legacy season, the Prime Minister has commended the people of Ethiopia for the hardwork and perseverance showed towards the collective achievement.

“The strong and resilient hands of Ethiopians continue to make history,” he said in a social media post, adding that “At the completion of this year’s Green Legacy season, we achieved more than our intended target and have collectively planted 7.5 billion saplings nationwide.”


July 17, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopians have begun planting 500 million trees in a single campaign as per the announcement made by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to break nation’s own record set four years ago.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has so far launched the second phase of the national Green Legacy Initiative aimed to plant 6 billion seedlings till the end of this rainy season.

Around 9,500 sites have been selected in all regions of the country for the national tree planting campaign.

Senior government officials, religious leaders and members of the diplomatic community are participating in the groundbreaking mass tree planting campaign taking place across the nation.

Ethiopia has planted 25 billion trees during the first Green Legacy Initiative held between 2019-2022 involving participation more than 20 million people from all walks of life.