The NCE Ethiopia team has been working closely with Government of Ethiopia ministries since 2015. NCE has worked with the Ministry of Planning and Development and the Environmental Protection Authority, as well as with key sector ministries such as Ministry of Finance (MoF) and Ministry of Water and Energy (MoWE), to support the design, alignment, and implementation of the government’s updated NDC, overarching 10 Year Development Plan, and the 2050 Long Term Low Emission Development Strategy. NCE supports the government of Ethiopia’s efforts to plan and achieve a resilient, low-carbon and green economy. NCE’s work is in line with the Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) Facility to identify climate action and development pathways for advancing Ethiopia’s ambitious climate and development agenda to 2030, as outlined by the government's updated NDC in 2021, and in the long-term strategy towards decarbonization by 2050.
NCE, along with WRI’s Energy Access and Water programmes, are in the process of finalizing a WRI umbrella Memorandum of Understanding with MoWE which will provide a clear framework for collaboration going forward between MoWE and WRI. NCE is also collaborating with other relevant WRI projects and programs that are working with GoE, including Forest Restoration, Cities as well as external collaboration with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the World Bank. The success of these relationships and support to the ministries has prompted additional requests to provide analytical inputs for the GoE’s forthcoming Long-Term Low Emission Development Strategy (LT-LEDS), including adaptation and mitigation policies, and the development of alternative pathways to realize net-zero or clean energy by 2050. The aim of the LT-LEDS exercise is to ensure alignment and synergy of energy policies with overall GoE development ambitions and other sector policies. In collaboration with GoE stakeholders, NCE developed the Ethiopia Green Economy Model (GEM) an integrated assessment, system dynamics modelling approach to support both NDC’s revision and long-term strategy planning. Efforts to support the GoE have included, but are not limited to, expanding and applying advanced policy-relevant GEM modelling scenario analysis. This includes building capacity in sector, ministries and agencies to co-produce modelling and policy scenario analysis, and widely disseminating initial project findings through targeted communications and engagement.