To date, Namibia does not have any climate change related laws.

National Renewable Energy Policy ( 2017 )

This policy seeks to provide access to modern, clean, environmentally sustainable, and affordable energy services for all Namibians. It aims to boost public and private investments in renewable energy projects, create an enabling regulatory and economic environment for the sector, promote connected and off-grid schemes, pursue climate resilience in the energy sector, and accelerate the…read more

Electricity Act 2007 as amended in 2016 (Net Metering Rules) ( 2016 )

This document notably aims to reduce the investment requirements for independent producers adding power into the national grid, and to allow customers who generate their own energy to reduce their reliance on the grid, and to promote the production and use of sustainable renewable energy sources including in small scale projects. All renewable energy technologies…read more

Renewable Energy Feed in Tariff (REFIT) programme ( 2015 )

This document defines the rules and rates of feed-in tariffs for renewables (REFIT), namely biomass, solar and wind sources based on projects' respective capacity.…read more

National Policy on Climate Change for Namibia ( 2010 / Mitigation and adaptation Framework )

This document presents information about the main expected impacts of climate change in Namibia and about those most vulnerable. The document also proposes objectives that the Government of Namibia will aim to achieve through an effective and efficient response to climate change. The Policy aims in particular at enabling a sustainable access to water, food…read more

Energy Policy White Paper ( 1998 )

This White Paper sets the energy strategy of Namibia. Point 3.5 discusses the potential of renewable sources in the country, as well as the financing implications and potential in rural areas. Energy efficiency in buildings is also promoted.…read more

Economy-wide

NDC Laws and National Policies

89% reduction (projected avoided emissions at the order of 20000 GgCO2eq inclusive of sequestration in AFOLU sector) in GHG emissions at 2030 compared to the BAU scenario

Economy Wide | Baseline Scenario Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: business as usual scenario

Source: NDC

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Agriculture

NDC Laws and National Policies

-4% of enteric fermentation through efficient feedlot

Livestock

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

-20% of the use of chemical fertilizer

Fertilizers

80000 ha for conservation argiculture by 2030

Climate Smart Agriculture | Target year: 2030

10% reduction in N2O emissions through biogas production from manure

Agricultural Waste

Source: NDC

Buildings

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Coastal Zones

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Cross-Cutting Area

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Disaster Risk Management (DRM)

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Energy

NDC Laws and National Policies

-10% energy consumption through energy efficiency improvement

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

70% renewables in electricity production

Renewable Energy

At least 70% renewables in the energy mix by 2030 compared with a scenario

Renewable Energy | Target year: 2030

Source: NDC

Environment

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Health

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Industry

NDC Laws and National Policies

Replace 20% of cliner in cement production

Cement

Source: NDC

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

LULUCF

NDC Laws and National Policies

-75% of deforestation rate by 2030; 50% reduction in wood removal

Conservation | Target year: 2030

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

20000 ha reforestation annually from 2018

Reforestation

15 million ha grassland restoration

Grasslands

5000 ha per year

Afforestation

5000 ha of arboriculture per year from 2018

Sustainable Land Management

Source: NDC

Social Development

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Tourism

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Transportation

NDC Laws and National Policies

-20% of the number of light load vehicles

Freight Vehicles

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

-40% of the number of taxi and private cars

Public Transport

Source: NDC

Urban

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Waste

NDC Laws and National Policies

50% municipal solid waste to electricity

Waste-to-energy

Source: NDC

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Water

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.
To date, Namibia does not have any litigation listed.
Last modified 8 May, 2017