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Introducing the Th!nk Namibia Campaign: A Second Phase And New Look

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Sustainable development is everyone's business. And as Namibia tackles a variety of environmental, social and economic challenges; it also has many opportunities to transform its economy into one powered by sustainable energy, efficient resource use, decent jobs and quality education. Public awareness, information sharing and capacity development are vital in order to continually make these opportunities for sustainable development a reality in Namibia.

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Project Launch: Promoting Renewable Energies In Namibia (PREN) Project

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The Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Namibia in collaboration with the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN), main partners and broader stakeholders officially launched the Promoting Renewable Energies in Namibia project, on the 28th of September 2017 at NICE Restaurant in Windhoek.

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An Agri-Business Student’s Guide To Soil Conservation (Carbon Farming): One Way Of Addressing Climate Change In Namibia

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BY SAIJA-KRISTOPHINE KRISTOF

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the many greenhouse gases that in increased amounts contribute to global warming and climate change that we are currently faced with in Namibia and the world at large. Soils and plants store a lot of carbon, nearly twice the amount found in the atmosphere. This stored carbon in the soil acts as the basis of soil fertility that promotes plant growth, the biological and physical health of the soil and buffer against harmful substances. The whole idea is to build up carbon in the soil, while drawing down CO2 in the atmosphere through improved soil management.

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Achieving The 2030 Agenda: Making Much Needed Linkages Between Environment And Health

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BY LESLEY-ANNE VAN WYK 

On the 23rd of May 2016, world environment leaders and experts convened in a cloudy Nairobi at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters to open the second session of the highest-level decision-making body on the environment, namely; the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2).

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Blog Series 1: Youth And Climate Change - Climate Change And The Namibian Millennial (Part 2)

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Blog Series 1: Youth And Climate Change - The Youth: The Key To Combating Climate Change

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The Youth:  The Key To Combating Climate Change

 In the beginning, when the greatest of all scientists breathed life in all ecosystems and biodiversity, everything was in unison with each other, from the flying birds, to the flowing rivers and flora and fauna. Everything was normal, so much so that ecosystems were interlinked without any disturbance. The weather patterns were normal, the harvests were exceptional and the temperatures were moderate. Today that world is almost unrecognisable, deforestation has taken most of the trees, temperatures are extreme and the sea levels are rising. Everything is changing right in front of our eyes and it’s very sad that only a small number of people and organisations are doing something about it.

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Blog Series 1: Youth And Climate Change - Climate Change And The Namibian Millennial (Part 1)

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Blog Series 1: Youth And Climate Change - A Youth Worker’s View On The Climate Reality Facing Today’s Youth

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ThinkNamibia E-Newsletter: The Green Lightbulb, Issue 1 - January-February 2016

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Read this snapshot of the activities of the ThinkNamibia team over January and February 2016. 

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VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS OF NATURAL RESOURCE DEPENDENT COMMUNITIES IN NAMIBIA AND ECOSYSTEM-BASED ADAPTATION STRATEGIES TO CLIMATE CHANGE

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BY DR. KONRAD UEBELHOER, DR. NADINE FASCHINA, CAROLIN TISCHTAU - GIZ

Climate Change Adaptation is a buzzing topic on the international agenda. But is it clear what adaptation to climate change in relation to ecosystems and their services means? Choosing the right approach and designing effective ecosystem-based adaptation measures is of utmost importance in order to successfully shield from the impacts of climate change.

 

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), in partnership with GIZ, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is currently implementing the Biodiversity and Climate Change (BMCC) Project, with its overall objective of coherent implementation of biodiversity and climate change-related policies, strategies and practices to increasingly contribute to diversifying and securing livelihoods of local natural resource dependent communities in Namibia, aims to face these challenges.

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