Back 29.03.2011

Responding to Climate Change – A Development Opportunity for Ethiopia

Gaia, in cooperation with the World Bank, World Vision and the government of Ethiopia, organizes a workshop in Addis Abeba on 28.–30.3.2011 on Carbon Financing & Climate Change Adaptation.

The workshop looks at the latest progress in climate project development in East-Africa and considers new finance mechanisms to promote climate resilient growth. In particular, the workshop aims to establish partnerships to integrate climate change mitigation elements into development cooperation programmes.

Gaia reports to the meeting on the importance of utilizing private and public financing in a PP-Partnership and especially presenting the progress of its fuel efficient stove project. The institutional rocket stoves, to be installed in 100 schools and few universities will reduce significantly wood consumption and improve the air quality within the kitchen facilities. The project is a straight-forward but very cost-effective way to integrate energy efficiency into Food for Education Progamme of the World Food Programme. The project also promotes entrepreneurship and supports establishment of stove production workshops.

For further information:

Pasi Rinne, Chairman of the Board, Gaia Group, tel. +41 79 472 6909,