The launch took place as part of a virtual event organized by the Ethiopian Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission (EFCCC) and the German Embassy in Ethiopia and was moderated by Mariamawit Solomon from GIZ. After opening remarks by Laura Schmidt, Head of Development Cooperation at the German Embassy in Ethiopia, and H.E. Prof. Fekadu Beyene from the EFCCC, the PIK team presented key insights from the climate risk study for Ethiopia. In addition, a corresponding climate risk profile was launched. The presentation was accompanied by a lively discussion in the chat and followed by a Q&A round with questions addressing the methods, findings, existing research and Ethiopia’s NAP and NDC planning. The second part of the event was a panel discussion on the question of how to bring the study results into action. Dr. Adefires Worku (EFCCC), Dr. Teferi Demissie (CGIAR/CCAFS) and Gebru Jember Endalew (LDC Initiative for Effective Adaptation and Resilience, LIFE-AR) shared their perspectives on this question, agreeing upon the important role played by science in effective climate adaptation.
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