In Ethiopia, drawing a “road map” to a carbon-neutral future

Ethiopia needs a holistic approach in forest management to guide policymakers and manage conservation development trade-offs.
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Africa - In this video, CIFOR scientist Habtemariam Kassa examines the challenges facing Ethiopia’s forests as the country grapples with infrastructural expansion, climate and demographic changes, and the government’s goal of having a carbon-neutral economy by 2025.

Along the way, the Center for International Forestry Research is assisting the government in creating a “road map” to develop the forestry sector — and to help policymakers “make decisions that matter for people in the forests of Ethiopia,” Kassa said.

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