RDJ Country Briefing

As the United Nations 26th climate change Conference of the Parties (COP26) takes place with a renewed sense of global urgency and importance, the climate crisis becomes an undeniable reality.  COP26 is a Climate Conference hosted by the UN that brings together almost every country on earth for global climate summits in an effort to reach agreements on how to …

The role of Climate Finance for Namibia’s Sustainable Development

Namibia is highly vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change, despite being a net carbon sink. In recent years, we have experienced prolonged droughts, heavy floods and extreme temperatures, with climatic conditions becoming increasingly erratic and unpredictable. These impacts disproportionately affect the poorest and most marginalised members of our society: the subsistence farmers who cannot feed their families when …

EIF Knowledge Management Part 2

Climate Financing contribution by the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia  The Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) of Namibia is a statutory fund established in terms of the Environmental Investment Fund Act, Act No.13 of 2001. EIF’s mandate is to raise funding from government and other sources for investment into projects that promote sustainable development and poverty alleviation through sustainable management and …

Forests, Rangelands & Climate Change in Namibia

The Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) is a German political foundation with its Windhoek office dating back to 1978. Worldwide, the HSF is currently implementing roughly 100 projects in 70 countries. In collaboration with its local partners in Namibia, HSF is committed to the promotion of democracy and good governance, the rule of law and anti-corruption, sustainable development, and environmental sustainability …

Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience Building in Namibia: UN/UNDP’s role in combatting climate change

The UN in Namibia supports the people of Namibia through the ‘United Nations Partnership Assistance Framework’ (UNPAF) which covers interventions in four pillars: 1) Economic Progression, 2) Social Transformation, 3) Environmental Sustainability, and 4) Good Governance.  UNDP work in Namibia is ultimately to accelerate sustainable development, particularly aimed to eradicate poverty, address inequalities, and enhance management of environmental resources by …

Overview of Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Fund Ep 01

BHC Windhoek Digitorial Article – Climate Change, COP26 and UK in Namibia Climate change is the long-term shift in average weather patterns across the world. Since the mid-1800s, humans have contributed to the release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air. This causes global temperatures to rise, resulting in long-term changes to the climate. As of 2018, …