Ethiopia, With Less Emissions Than German Utility, Planning Cuts

Ethiopia, which spews less greenhouse gas than German utility RWE AG, plans to cut its emissions by 3.3 percent by 2030 from 2010 levels to help curb climate change.

Ethiopia, whose emissions stem mainly from agriculture and other land use, seeks to reduce output to 145 million metric tons in 2030, from 150 million tons in 2010, it said in a submission to the United Nations. Business-as-usual growth would take Ethiopia to 400 million tons, the African nation said.

It plans to promote renewables, make transportation and farming more efficient, and protect and recultivate forests.

This is only possible if world leaders strike an ambitious climate-protection deal at a summit in Paris this year that “enables Ethiopia to get international support and that stimulates investments,” the country said.

RWE, Europe’s biggest corporate emitter, spews about 160 million tons a year.

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