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DPM & FM Demeke meets with German Special Envoy for Int’l Climate Action

Addis Ababa, July 8, 2023 (FBC) – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen met with Jennifer Lee Morgan, State Secretary and Special Envoy for International Climate Action at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.

They discussed cooperation on climate change, renewable energy, tackling carbon emissions and Ethiopia’s Green Legacy Initiative (GLI), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed.

Demeke mentioned that Ethiopia has taken several measures to mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change. The GLI is geared towards meeting Goal 13 of the Sustainable Development Goals, in order to reduce vulnerability to climate change, Mr. Demeke added.

He also stated Ethiopia is also investing in eco-friendly renewable energy carbon-free projects such as hydroelectric powers such as the GERD.

Madame Morgan also expressed her country’s readiness to support Ethiopia to achieve climate resilience and successfully implement the GLI.

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