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‘Chasing the middle-income status’ : Ethiopia’s quest for achieving the middle-income status by 2025 through their climate-resilient green economy strategy

Dumont, Marina LU (2019) SGED10 20191
Human Geography
Abstract
The increasing pressure of climate change urges state leaders to transform economies to low-carbon alternatives on a local, national and global scale. The aim of this study is to analyze how effective the Climate-Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) strategy has been so far in fostering inclusive rural development in the agricultural sector in Ethiopia, by applying a Triple-Bottom-Line (TBL) approach that recognizes the interconnectedness of the social, economic and environmental dimension as essential to sustainability. This study was executed as an embedded single case study design, incorporating a mixed methodology. It has been found that the CRGE approach is highly prioritizing economic growth, which has negative effects on social... (More)
The increasing pressure of climate change urges state leaders to transform economies to low-carbon alternatives on a local, national and global scale. The aim of this study is to analyze how effective the Climate-Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) strategy has been so far in fostering inclusive rural development in the agricultural sector in Ethiopia, by applying a Triple-Bottom-Line (TBL) approach that recognizes the interconnectedness of the social, economic and environmental dimension as essential to sustainability. This study was executed as an embedded single case study design, incorporating a mixed methodology. It has been found that the CRGE approach is highly prioritizing economic growth, which has negative effects on social sustainability and inclusion in the rural agricultural areas. The lack of infrastructure to ensure a just distribution of benefits results in the improper execution of the CRGE and leads to the conclusion that the CRGE is not a suitable tool to foster rural holistic development in Ethiopia. (Less)
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Dumont, Marina LU
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SGED10 20191
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Sustainability transitions, Green Economy, Rural Development, Agriculture, Ethiopia
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English
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8980564
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  abstract     = {The increasing pressure of climate change urges state leaders to transform economies to low-carbon alternatives on a local, national and global scale. The aim of this study is to analyze how effective the Climate-Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) strategy has been so far in fostering inclusive rural development in the agricultural sector in Ethiopia, by applying a Triple-Bottom-Line (TBL) approach that recognizes the interconnectedness of the social, economic and environmental dimension as essential to sustainability. This study was executed as an embedded single case study design, incorporating a mixed methodology. It has been found that the CRGE approach is highly prioritizing economic growth, which has negative effects on social sustainability and inclusion in the rural agricultural areas. The lack of infrastructure to ensure a just distribution of benefits results in the improper execution of the CRGE and leads to the conclusion that the CRGE is not a suitable tool to foster rural holistic development in Ethiopia.},
  author       = {Dumont, Marina},
  keyword      = {Sustainability transitions,Green Economy,Rural Development,Agriculture,Ethiopia},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {‘Chasing the middle-income status’ : Ethiopia’s quest for achieving the middle-income status by 2025 through their climate-resilient green economy strategy},
  year         = {2019},
}