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ThinkNamibia Team On The Road: Environmental Awareness Workshop In Rundu, 6-7 September 2016

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BY LESLEY-ANNE VAN WYK, THINKNAMIBIA ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS 

Namibia is currently experiencing the impacts of climate change in various areas including severe water scarcity and food insecurity. Namibians from across the country are not unaware of the severity of these challenges but are unfortunately faced with a lack of information on how to address the worst of these impacts. For this reason, the Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia (HSF), Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) and Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) have teamed up to provide a series of 2-day workshops taking place all across the country focused on environmental awareness and climate change.  

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Environmental Awareness Training Workshops Get Off To A Great Start In Windhoek

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BY LESLEY-ANNE VAN WYK, THINKNAMIBIA ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS 

Namibia is currently experiencing the impacts of climate change in various areas including severe water scarcity and food insecurity. Namibians from across the country are not unaware of the severity of these challenges but are unfortunately faced with a lack of information on how to address the worst of these impacts. For this reason, the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) and Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) have teamed up to provide a series of 2-day workshops all across the country focused on environmental awareness and climate change.  

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Celebrating World Environment Day 2016

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BY VERENA BAUER 

On the 3rd of June 2016 the University of Namibia Environmental Society (UNES) organised a commemoration ceremony for the World Environment Day 2016 Celebrations. The World Environment Day (WED) is observed every year on 5th of June to raise global awareness and to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. Since 1974 it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. One of these countries is Namibia, where an event took place on the Main Campus of the University of Namibia (UNAM) in Windhoek. The event was attended by high-profile delegates, the media, students and members of the Namibian civil society. The theme for WED this year is “Zero Tolerance for the Illegal Trade in Wildlife”.

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Where Is The ‘Green’ In Green Building?

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BY PRISCILLA MUNDILO

Public Talk By The Green Building Council Of Namibia 

On the 12th of May 2016, the Scientific Society hosted a public talk organised by the Green Building Council of Namibia (GBCNA) themed ‘Show me the Green’. The event was attended by architects, engineers, construction managers, representatives of non-profit organisations, scientists and students. The public talk was geared to help explain what green building actually means and also whether it is expensive to build green. Furthermore, the talk was aimed to give clarity on how to make your property certified green and the different sustainable strategies that exist for green building as well as to dispel the myth that green building can’t be cost effective. 

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Book Launch Of The Third Edition Of Environmental Law And Policy In Namibia

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BY PRISCILLA MUNDILO, ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS PROJECT INTERN

The Third fully-revised Edition of the book entitled ‘Environmental Law and Policy in Namibia- Towards Making Africa the Tree of Life’ was officially launched on the 18th of February 2016 at the Hilton Hotel in Windhoek. The book launch was attended by high profile delegates, the media, students and members of the civil society. The book launch formed a part of the ThinkNamibia Environmental Awareness Information Campaign under the main aim of Increasing knowledge and skills on environmental issues through developing dynamic publications. The book offers a multi-faceted insight into the environmental law and policy in Namibia by taking stock of the existing legal framework and Namibia’s commitment to environment-related issues at the local and global scale.

 

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Combining Water Saving Efforts For 2016 And Beyond

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BY LESLEY-ANNE VAN WYK, THINKNAMIBIA ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

On 2 December 2015, the Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia (HSF), City of Windhoek (CoW) and Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) held a public dialogue in the captial city to focus on how to collectively act to save water in the midst of a water crisis in the central area of Namibia. The three large dams, which the city and the surrounding areas rely on as the primary supply of fresh water, have been steeply decreasing over the past three years. Conversely, water demand in the central areas has outstripped supply. 

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Youth Opportunities For Development, Financing And Empowerment In The Water, Environment And Sanitation Sectors

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BY THINKNAMIBIA ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

On 17th November 2015, the Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia (HSF), Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) and Water Youth Namibia collaborated to hold the 2nd Youth Water Forum in Windhoek. The event was well-attended by students, the media, young professionals and entrepreneurs amongst others. 

 

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Youth Action Against Climate Change In Namibia

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BY THINKNAMIBIA ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

The youth are a very important stakeholder when it comes to taking action against the impacts and causes of climate change. An occassion of awareness-raising and advocacy on climate change among the youth took place on 30-31 October, 2015 at the Habitat Research and Development Centre (HRDC) in Katutura in Windhoek. The 'Namibian Youth Conference on Climate Change' was organised by the Young Achivers from the National Youth Council (NYC) held an important national Conference with youth from all over Namibia, in partnership with Global Green Grant Fund (GGGF), Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) through the Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Project and the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN).

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Shifting to Sustainable Energy Pathways in Namibia: The International Renewable Energy Symposium (IRES)

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BY THINKNAMIBIA ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

The first International Renewable Energy Symposium (IRES) took place in Windhoek from 29-30 October 2015 at the Nampower Convention Centre, spearheaded by the Namibia Energy Institute (NEI) of the Polytechnic of Namibia. The symposium with the theme “Renewable Energy for Economic Prosperity” saw international delegates come together to participate in this high-level gathering. The symposium provided insights into new areas of research and progress in renewable energy project implementation in Namibia, the SADC Region, Sub-Saharan Africa and iniatives from across the world. 

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Inception meeting of the Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Project

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On a crisp Thursday morning in the capital city, representatives from a diversity of organisations joined the Hanns Seidel Foundation and Desert Research Foundation of Namibia to launch a new Environmental Awareness and Climate Change project. 

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