Ethiopian Airlines to plant nine million trees

The company has partnered with UN environment to help clean up aviation

Africa’s first waste-to-energy plant in Ethiopia

Africa’s first ever waste-to-energy plant is being built in Ethiopia. The Reppie facility, which is due to start operating in January 2018, will process 1,400 tons of waste every day – that’s roughly 80% of the city’s rubbish. It will supply the capital city of Addis Ababa with 30% of its household electricity needs and […]

UK-Ethiopia energy pact to boost solar power access

The UK is supporting the acceleration of the off-grid solar market in Ethiopia. The two nations have signed an ‘Energy Compact’ to help create business opportunities, more jobs and improve access to electricity for poor people in the East African nation. The UK’s Energy Africa campaign, which was launched in October 2015, focuses on developing […]

New climate innovation centre launched in Ethiopia

A new climate innovation centre which aims to help jumpstart clean technology and climate-smart ventures has been launched in Ethiopia. Called the Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center (ECIC), it is expected to help more than 3.1 million people increase resilience to climate change and create more than 12,000 jobs in the next 10 years. ECIC will […]

Norway giving $300m a year to poor nations going green

Oil and gas-rich Norway is giving $300million (£250m) a year to help poor countries increase their access to energy and cut their emissions, according to a foreign ministry official. The Norwegian government’s funds will go to nine nations including Bhutan, Ethiopia and Nepal as part of an international project called the Energy+ Partnership which counts […]