Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy (The)

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Sustainable development laws in Ethiopia: Opportunities and challenges of their implementation

Teferi Bekele Ayana, Wekgari Dulume Sima


Despite the recognition of sustainable development in different legal documents and laws in Ethiopia, implementation in its fullest sense remains a key challenge. This article examines the place of sustainable development under the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) Constitution and other national environmental laws. It discusses the challenges of promoting sustainable development in Ethiopia by reviewing the existing and relevant literature and assessing legal documents and commitments made by the country. The article recommends the working together of government as well as environmental and investment institutions to make coordinated and coherent efforts to advancing effective implementation of sustainable development and the realization of SDGs in Ethiopia.

Keywords: Sustainable Development, Constitution, Environmental Laws, Challenges
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