As one of the emerging economies, Ethiopia has been penalized for the fault never contributed to climate change. However, over the years, the country has made a remarkable stride to build green economies. To that end, the country supplies its energy needs from non-carbon emitting plants. Construction of hydroelectric dams being the widely used, solar, wind and geothermal energies are also being developed.
While all these mega investments are done in the energy sector, the remaining sectors have to go at an equal pace. Tourism being classified as a smokeless industry, it has multiple contributions to economic growth and development. The UNWTO’s 2023 motto is “Tourism and Green Economy.” Success stories of neighbouring countries and others indicate how these nations have invested in green tourism and become more beneficial in contributing the biggest share of the national GDP. The FDRE government has given due attention to tourism, taking it as one of the five pillars for home-grown economic reform. In this panel, we discuss how tourism and green investment is surfacing in Ethiopia’s investment climate and the commitment to substantiate the green legacy agenda along with tourism. The summarized points will be used for policy inputs.