Ethiopia's climate diplomacy Part 3. Drawing conclusions and recommendations
IIED’s Climate Change Group has been providing support to the Least Developed Countries (LDC) group at the UNFCCC since 2001. They are currently working with in-country LDC experts to understand the existing infrastructures for undertaking climate diplomacy, and to identify policy recommendations for furthering this work. Mr. Gebru Jember Endalew of Ethiopia, an LDC group core team member, has produced three research papers as material for a forthcoming IIED Briefing. Recognising that effective climate diplomacy must be firmly rooted within the national interest, the three research papers look at: Understanding national engagement; Understanding national policies and drivers; and Drawing conclusions and recommendations. This is the third paper and draws on the experience of Ethiopia to develop some conclusions on the benefits and challenges of integrating climate change concerns with foreign policy and diplomatic action, and presents some policy recommendations.