Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow.
People are experiencing the significant impacts of climate change, which include changing weather patterns, rising sea level, and more extreme weather events. The greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are driving climate change and continue to rise. They are now at their highest levels in history. Without action, the world’s average surface temperature is projected to rise over the 21st century and is likely to surpass 3 degrees Celsius this century—with some areas of the world expected to warm even more. The poorest and most vulnerable people are being affected the most.
MCMDO had implemented eight projects on renewable energy alternatives such as solar energy and bio gas energy and value chain, environmental conservation such integrated water and soil management, water harvesting and reforestation interventions. On the other hand MCMDO had implemented innovation pilot project on solid waste management and value chain projects in Addis Ababa. Currently, MCMDO has five ongoing projects on solar energy for irrigation/water pumping, power supply and capacity building projects. MCMDO is on the way to sell solar energy to Ethiopian Electric Power from its solar energy plant in Addis Ababa.
Since 2016, MCMDO developed REESDE program (Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency for Sustainable Development in Ethiopia) in partnership with French Organizations blueEnergy and EDF Foundation. The aim of this program is to build MCMDO capacities in Renewable Energies and to develop high-impact projects. MCMDO-REESDE has successfully implement 4 pilot solar water drinking projects in Harari region and 1 solar irrigation project in Ethio-somali region. Currently, MCMDO-REESDE is working on creating energy autonomous and climate resilient rural community model which has solar kiosk, community managed biogas and collective biogas kitchen, solar cooker and solar water heater and MCMDO-REESDE is implementing 8 solar water drinking projects in Harari region for more than 100,000 beneficiaries with in collaboration with Harari Water and Sanitation Bureau.