12.3  Response to climate change in Ethiopia

  • Have you experienced periods of drought or cuts in water supply? How did you cope?

  • Most of us in Ethiopia have experienced drought and cuts to supply. While access to drinking water is the main concern, we quickly realise how dependent we are on water for many other things that make life comfortable. Bottled water and tankers that transport water should ensure we have water to drink, but we quickly adjust to washing less frequently, cooking less and eating more raw food. In other words, we adapt and cope.

For reasons you have read about in previous study sessions, climate change is a growing concern for the Ethiopian government. At the heart of Ethiopia’s climate change initiatives is the Climate Resilient Green Economy strategy.

12.2.4  Catchment management

12.3.1 Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy