Welcome to the Environment and Climate Research Center
The Environment and Climate Research Center aims to conduct rigorous policy-oriented research on the economics of climate and the environment, undertake impact evaluation of Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE)-related interventions, provide evidence-based policy advice, compile and disseminate knowledge and data, serve as a research-policy interaction hub, and contribute to capacity building on the economics of climate change and the environment.The center was officially established on February 23, 2015 and instituted as a special research center within the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). EDRI has partnered with the Environment for Development Initiative (EfD) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) to establish the Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC).
ECRC builds upon EDRI’s long-standing collaborative research program with EfD, the Environmental Economics Policy Forum for Ethiopia (EEPFE), a pioneer project in Ethiopia’s environment and climate policy research.
Gebreegziabher, Zenebe and G. Cornelis van Kooten. 2013. “Does community and household tree planting imply increased use of wood for fuel? Evidence from Ethiopia.” Forest Policy and Economics 34: 30-40.
Damte Beyene, Abebe, Randall Bluffstone and Alemu Mekonnen. 2013. “Community Controlled Forests, Carbon Sequestration and REDD+ Some Evidence from Ethiopia.” Environment for Development Discussion Paper Series EfD DP 13-07.
Whittington, Dale and Marc Jeuland. 2013. “Water Resources Planning under Climate Change A “Real Options” Application to Investment Planning in the Blue Nile.” Environment for Development Discussion Paper Series EfD DP 13-05.
Gebreegziabher, Zenebe, Alemu Mekonnen, Tadele Ferede, Fantu Guta, Gunnar Köhlin, Tekie Alemu and Jörgen Levin. 2013. “The Distributive Effect and Food Security Implications of Biofuels Investment in Ethiopia: A CGE Analysis.” EfD Discussion Paper EfD DP 13-02.
Munir A. Hanjra, Tadele Ferede, A.Narayanamoorthy and Richard J., Culas, 2012, Global poverty: Definition and Measurement Issues, In: Tavidze A. (ed.), Progress in Economics Research, vol. 26, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, USA.
Bayray, Alemayehu, Fikre Enquselassie and Zenebe Gebreegziabher. 2012. “Magnitude and Pattern of Osteoporotic Fractures among Adults in Tigrai, Ethiopia: A Retrospective Hospital Based .” Ethiopian Medical Journal 50:4: .
Ferede, Tadele, Winnie Bell, Mulat Demeke, David Dawe and James Tefft. 2012. “Stabilizing Price Incentives for Staple Grain Producers in the Context of Broader Agricultural Policies: Debates and Country experiences” ESA Working paper 12-05
Di Falco, Salvatore, Mahmud Yesuf, Gunnar Köhlin and Claudia Ringler. 2012. “Estimating the Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture in Low-Income Countries: Household Level Evidence from the Nile Basin, Ethiopia.” Environmental & Resource Economics 52:4: 457-478 .
Teklewold, Hailemariam. 2012. “The impact of shadow prices and farmers' impatience on the allocation of a multipurpose renewable resource in Ethiopia.” Environment and Development Economics 17:04: 479-505.
"Sustainable Land Management Research and Institutionalization of Future Collaborative Research", Mekelle University, Environmental Economics Policy Forum for Ethiopia, and Ethiopian Development Research Institute, 8-9 August, 2008, Mekelle
Bezu, Sosina, Christopher B. Barrett, and Stein T. Holden, 2012, "Does the Nonfarm Economy Offer Pathways for Upward Mobility? Evidence from a Panel Data Study in Ethiopia", World Development, 40(80):1634-1646, 12 May 2012.
Mekonnen, Alemu and Genanew Bekele. 2012. “Investments in Land Conservation in the Ethiopian Highlands: A Household Plot-level Analysis of the Roles of Poverty, Tenure Security, and Market Incentives.” International journal of Economics and Fianance 4:6: 32-50.
Gebreegziabher, Zenebe, Alemu Mekonnen, Adane Tuffa and Aseffa Seyoum. 2012. “Carbon Markets and Mitigation Strategies for Africa/Ethiopia: Literature Review and the Way Forward” EDRI Research Report 1
Di Falco, Salvatore, and Marcella Veronesi, 2012, "How African Agriculture Can Adapt to Climate Change? A Counterfactual Analysis from Ethiopia", Working Paper Series 14, Department of EconomicsUniversity of Verona
Kassie, Menale, Moti Jaleta, Bekele Shiferaw, Frank Mmbando and Geoffrey Muricho. 2012. “Plot and Household-Level Determinants of Sustainable Agricultural Practices in Rural Tanzania.” EfD Discussion Paper 12.
Hailu, Yohannes G., Yacob Mulugetta, Lars J. Nilsson, Haruna Gujba, Mulugeta S. Kahsai, Tsehay Ataklt, and Youba Sokona, 2011,"Integrating Renewable Energy and Climate Change Policies: Exploring Policy Options for Africa", African Climate P
Mekonnen, Alemu, Abebe Damte Beyene, Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Rahel Deribe, Haruna Gujba and Yacob Mulugeta. 2011. “Fossil Fuels in Africa in the Context of a Carbon Constrained Future” African Climate Policy Center Working Paper
Zeleke, Gete, Amare Bantider and Hans Hurni. 2011. “Responses of rural households to the impacts of population and land-use changes along the Eastern Escarpment of Wello, Ethiopia.” Norwegian Journal of Geography 65:1: 42-53.
Zeleke, Gete, Woldie Asfaw and Degefa Tolossa. 2010. “Causes and impacts of seasonal migration on rural livelihoods: Case studies from Amhara Region in Ethiopia .” Norwegian Journal of Geography 64:1: 58-70.
Mekonnen, Alemu, Rahel Deribe, and Liyousew Gebremedhin, 2011, Distributional Consequences of Fuel Taxes in Ethiopia, In Sterner, T. (ed.) Fuel Taxes and the Poor: The Distributional Effects of Gasoline Taxation and Their Implications for C
Sterner, Thomas, Editor, "Fuel Taxes and the Poor, The Distributional Effects of Gasoline Taxation and Their Implications for Climate Policy" (2011) Routledge. Published by RFF Press with Environment for Development initiative.
Hagos, Fitsum, Amare Haileslassie, Everisto Mapedza, Claudia Sadoff, Seleshi Bekele, Solomon Gebreselassie and Don Peden. 2008. “Institutional settings and livelihood strategies in the Blue Nile Basin: implications for upstream/downstream linkages” IWMI working paper 132