The Ethiopian Railways Corporation (ERC) has launched an initiative to help secure international climate finance for the Ethiopian National Railway Network and the Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit Project, the initial phases of which are both already under construction. The railway infrastructure will transform the country's transport sector and lead to significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Climate Focus B.V. and Carbon Africa Ltd have been selected to provide technical support and training to ERC to design and implement a climate finance strategy for the project. The initiative is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Government of Norway via the Strategic Climate Institutions Programme (SCIP) administered by KPMG. The press release can be accessed here