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Ethiopia: One of The Greenest Countries

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 20, 2014

SemienTerarra6According to the newest edition of the Global Green Economy Index (GGEI), Ethiopia is viewed as having significant opportunities for improved green country branding

The report, released on Monday, compares how 60 different countries and 70 cities perform in the green economy.

In the country comparisons, Sweden and Germany took top honors for country performance and perception, respectively. Ethiopia had the 37th-highest perception rank and was number 26 in performance. GGEI survey respondents ranked the nation among the top markets for green investments.

The results from the 2014 Global Green Economy Index reveal a wide range of insights relevant to policy makers in the governments being measured, as well as international organizations, civil society and private actors interacting with them. This new edition of the GGEI confirms what had already been established in previous editions: Germany and a block of Nordic countries continue to dominate this Global Green Economy Index, both in terms of performance and perceptions of that performance by expert practitioners.

Beyond these impressive results, some compelling findings emerge through this latest edition, in part due to the greater diversity of countries covered and an updated methodology and data structure providing greater sector focus and integration of environment & natural capital. Covered for the first time, Costa Rica records an impressive result, ranking 3rd behind Sweden and Norway on performance and in the top 15 for perceptions overall, a notable accomplishment for such a small country. Other Latin American countries – including Colombia, Peru and Chile – also perform well in their first time being covered on the GGEI, although this performance is not yet recognized in a meaningful way through the perception survey.

These new results also reveal some vivid examples of countries where performance clearly exceeds perceptions of it, signaling significant opportunities for improved green country branding and strategic communications. Five European countries – Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Portugal and Spain – clearly fall in this category.

A similar observation emerges for a variety of other countries – most notably the African states of Ethiopia, Mauritius, Rwanda and Zambia – all covered for the first time on this year’s GGEI. In these cases, global audiences simply aren’t registering the green merits of these states or country competitors are overshadowing them with a more strategic approach to communications and information exchange.

A red flag from this year’s GGEI results is that few of the fastest growing economies in the world rank very well in the GGEI performance measure or on the perception survey, reinforcing the importance of mainstreaming the green economy concept further so it can be better integrated to policy formulation in these markets. While doing quite well in terms of perception, China ranks near the bottom of the performance measure, driven by its poor performance on Efficiency Sectors and Environment & Natural Capital. But this problem extends beyond China: rapidly growing countries in Africa (Ghana), the Gulf (Qatar, United Arab Emirates), and Asia (Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam) rank poorly on the GGEI performance measure.

These overall findings only tell part of the story, and the following pages present a brief snapshot of the results for the 60 nations covered on the GGEI as they play out on the four main dimensions: Leadership & Climate Change, Efficiency Sectors, Markets & Investment and Environment & Natural Capital. Our goal is to become the leading benchmark for countries to track their performance in the green economy over time and how experts assess it. The following pages serve as an entry point for deeper engagement with the GGEI data and associated consulting services to address more country or firm-specific challenges.

Ethiopia’s overall performance on the GGEI exceeds how experts perceive it, suggesting an opportunity for more targeted communications from leadership there. Ethiopia tops the performance rankings on the Leadership & Climate Change dimension, driven by the relatively low carbon intensity of its economy and national efforts to promote green measures through its Climate-Resilient Green Economy Strategy. Given its high GDP growth rate at the moment, Ethiopia should work on its performance in the Markets & Investment dimension and better articulate to investors the green investment opportunities there. It will also be critical to ensure that its carbon intensity remains low as development proceeds in efficiency sectors like buildings.

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The full report can be viewed here

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Is God Already Judging Britain?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 1, 2014

When will they stop being patronizing towards Africans?

A sandstormThis is the frequent question many ask when they note typical European trait of displaying ignorance and arrogance
 
While a hostile western press still likes to propagate exactly the image of Africa that these “all-knowing” British readers are referring to – incompetence, corruption and inept government – the fact is that Africa is by itself changing for the better, despite experiencing persistent hostility from the Europeans and their Arab tools. (Coalition of Esau and Ishmael)
 
We learn from biblical history; once man moved away from the spirit of truth the demise of man entered into the Garden of Eden. Once man was cast out, death or the demise of man began to unfold. As Cain and Abel, when Cain rose up to slay his brother, because sin and death had filled his heart, for the demise of that nation had come to it’s end.
 
Since the middle of the 20th century, Britain’s government, media, and vocal minorities have deliberately and consistently rejected the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Many people are led away from biblical truth and morality as Britain’s laws and culture are gradually usurped by wicked laws from Europe, particularly ‘Equality Law’. And the media is responsible for promoting anti-Christian themes 24/7.
 
Has Britain Angered God?
  • Britain does not ‘seek the Lord’, the God of Israel (Zeph 2.3), or ‘seek the truth’ (Jer 5.1) as found in the Bible. e.g. declining church attendance (just 6% of the population)

  • Britain goes after other ‘gods’ and worships ‘idols’ (Jer 19.4,5)(Deut 7.25,26) e.g. the rapid growth of Islamic mosques and Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and Jain temples across Britain.

  • Britain targets believers in Christ (Mat 10.17-20)(Mat 5.11) e.g. Christians offering a public service, as in the social services.

  • Britain is rebellious (Zeph 3.1)(Ps 2.1-3) e.g. the police openly support gay marches and some councils wish to abolish Christmas.

  • Britain’s secular leaders, those in positions of power, are reckless, arrogant and dishonest (Dan 9.8)(Ezek 22.27)(Zeph 3.3) e.g. reckless bankers, dishonest MPs and the quiet devolution of Britain’s laws to the EU.

  • Britain’s religious leaders fall into error (Zeph 3.4)(Hos 9.7) e.g. the political correctness of Britain’s Christian church leaders who no longer hold up Christianity as unique amongst faiths.

  • Britain teaches its children error (Mat 18.6,7) e.g. Godless macro-evolution is claimed to be ‘proved beyond all doubt’ and the biblical account of creation is taught as myth.

  • Britain kills the unborn that are already known to God as people (Jer 1.5) e.g. Britain aborts some 200,000 babies each year. 

  • Britain views divorce as ‘acceptable’, rather than as the exception (Mat 19.1-9). Britain now has one of the highest divorce rates in the world.

  • Britain glorified paganism in the 2012 London Olympics, especially in the closing ceremony.

  • Britain (England and Wales) legalized same-sex marriage in 2013. The UK government now defies the biblical concept of marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman (Gen 2.24).


Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness.” Isaiah 10:1

 
The following phenomenon occurs, 3 days after Britain made same-sex marriage legal
 
Britain is covered in layer of dust after African storms carry in sand from the SAHARA desert 2,000 miles away (and even Cameron’s car got hit)
Britons woke up this morning to find their homes and cars covered in dust from the Sahara Desert.
 
Unusual atmospheric conditions have blown up a sandstorm from Africa – and a thin layer of dust was seen today in areas of southern England including Cornwall and Greater London.
 
The Met Office has forecast a ten out of ten level of air pollution for London for tomorrow and Wednesday, with warnings that the dust will this week cause one of the worst smogs of the year.
 
I’m quite interested in weather and I follow it all the time, but I have never seen anything like this before. It happened this afternoon.
 
Most of the cars in the street are also covered in the thin layer of sand. It’s amazing when you think about how far it has come.’
 
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God Sending Warnings to Hollywood and The Makers of the “Noah” Movie?
 
In the movie “Noah”, almost everything is the opposite of what it should be. Instead of villains, the fallen angels are heroes. Instead of a preacher of righteousness, Noah is depicted as a psychopathic maniac that hates humanity and wants to kill his unborn grandchild if it is a girl. The movie somehow finds a way to avoid using the word “God” the entire time, and during a scene where Noah explains to his family how the world was “created”, the film displays visuals depicting Darwinian evolution.
 
In the Book of Enoch, the Watchers are angels dispatched to Earth to watch over the humans. These fallen angels soon begin to lust for human women and, at the prodding of their leader Samyaza, defect en masse to illicitly instruct humanity and procreate among them. The offspring of these unions are the Nephilim, savage giants who pillage the earth and endanger humanity. Samyaza and his associates further taught their human charges arts and technologies such as weaponry, cosmetics, mirrors, sorcery, and other techniques that would otherwise be discovered gradually over time by humans, not foisted upon them all at once.
 
Names and Misdeeds of the Watchers
 
img-blake3The following are Names and Misdeeds of the Fallen Angels (aka the Five Satans) in [1 Enoch 69:4-12.] (1 Enoch gives other lists of the names of the fallen angels as well.) This passage is mysterious because it mentions angels that are not mentioned elsewhere.
 
Yeqon – “one who misled all the children of the angels, brought them down upon the earth, and perverted them by the daughters of the people”
 
Asb’el– “one who gave the children of the holy angels an evil counsel and misled them so that they would defile their bodies by the daughters of the people”
 
Gader’el – “he who showed the children of the people all the blows of death, who misled Eve, who showed the children of the people (how to make) the instruments of death (such as) the shield, the breastplate, and the sword for warfare, and all (the other) instruments of death to the children of the people”
 
Pinem’e – “demonstrated to the children of the people the bitter and the sweet and revealed to them all the secrets of their wisdom. Furthermore he caused the people to penetrate (the secret of) writing and (the use of) ink and paper”
 
Kasadya – “he who revealed to the children of the people (the various) flagellations of all evil – (the flagellation) of the souls and the demons, the smashing of the embryo in the womb so that it may be crushed, the flagellation of the soul, snake bites, sunstrokes, the son of the serpent, whose name is Taba’ta”
 
Names of other fallen angels – Semyaz, Aristaqis, Armen, Kokba’el, Tur’el, Rumyal, Danyul, Neqa’el, Baraqel, Azaz’el, Armaros, Betryal, Basas’el, Hanan’el, Tur’el, Sipwese’el, Yeter’el, Tuma’el, Tur’el, Rum’el, and Azaz’el[1 Enoch 69:2]
 
Eventually God allows a Great Flood to rid the earth of the Nephilim, but first sends Uriel to warn Noah so as not to eradicate the human race. The Watchers are bound “in the valleys of the Earth” until Judgment Day. (Jude verse 6 says that these fallen angels are kept “in everlasting chains under darkness” until Judgment Day.)
In Aronofsky’s movie, these fallen angels are actually good guys that help Noah build the ark…
 
This is the film that will introduce most of the country to the Watchers. At the end of the movie, instead of receiving judgment, the fallen angels get to ascend to heaven as they die defending Noah’s ark from a violent horde of people trying to board it. I’m sad that one of my favorite actresses, Jennifer Connelly would participate in this project. Jennifer and Russell Crowe made a wonderful movie,“A Beautiful Mind”. But, now, they seem to have lost their minds. Forgive them for they know not what they do!
 
The most worrisome thing at the moment is that many people around the globe could end up seeing this movie over the next several years, and instead of learning about one of the most important events in human history, they are going to be manipulated in getting a twisted version of the story that is almost totally opposite of what it should be.
 
Fact is that fallen angels are real, they really did mate with human women, and the Nephilim really did exist.
 
And Noah really did exist as well, and Jesus told us that we should learn from him, because the days when Jesus returns will be very much like the days of Noah. In [Matthew 24:37-39] it says the following…
 
As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.”
 
Through his latest ‘Noah movie’, the director of the film, Darren Aronofsky – who by the way is of Ukrainian descent – is committing a blasphemous sin of defaming the biblical Noah and the ramifications of it against the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.
 
The Bible calls these types of slanderers “false witness”. Where do the “false witness” of Character Assassination come from:
 
For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, all sexual immorality, theft, lying, and slander. These are what defile you. Eating with unwashed hands will never defile you.” [Matthew 15:19-20]
 
[Proverbs 6:16] also says: “These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:… A false witness that speaks lies,” [Proverbs 6:19]
 

Earthquake in California: This Fault Could Bring an Earthquake Worse Than ‘The Big One’

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The Puente Hills fault, which scientists believe could be responsible for Friday’s 5.1 earthquake in La Habra, is considered very dangerous.
 
The Puente Hills thrust fault is so dangerous because of its location, running from the suburbs of northern Orange County, through the San Gabriel Valley and under the skyscrapers of downtown Los Angeles before ending in Hollywood.

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$67 Billion For Environmental Damages

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 27, 2009

Africa contributes very little to the pollution blamed for global warming but its people are likely to be among the hardest hit by droughts, floods and rising sea levels.”

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The African Union is considering a proposal to demand at least $67 billion a year in environmental damages from developed countries at the Copenhagen Climate summit in December. Africa is seeking a common position to increase its bargaining power in Copenhagen.

For the first time, 53 African nations have come under one umbrella to speak in one voice on the upcoming climate change negotiations in Copenhagen. Representatives of 10 African heads of state have gathered this week at AU headquarters in Addis Abeba to determine how much the continent should ask in compensation at the UN climate summit in December.


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Of course, the effects of climate change affect the poorest people first. May be time is running out for Africa to cleaning up an environmental problem that the industrialized world has created.

African nations have struggled to find a common position in many aspects, and this sort of resolution should help in creating a united front and increasing the continent’s bargaining power.

Relevant readings:

“African farms becoming too hot to handle “

An insurance plan for climate change victims”

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