Disaster Risk Management Act, 2012 ( 2012 )

Namibia's Disaster Risk Management Act, 2012 establishes the country's disaster risk management institutions, including the national and sub-national Disaster Risk Management Committees, the Namibia Vulnerability Assessment Committee, and the Disaster Risk Management Directorate. It also establishes the National Disaster Management Risk Fund, which is to serve as a contingency fund and for the development and…read more

Fifth National Development Plan ( 2017 )

The third pillar of Namibia's Fifth National Development Plan concerns environmental sustainability. Section 4.2 outlines Namibia's climate change goals, including its quantitative emissions reduction targets through 2022. The overall goal of the environmental and climate change management component of Namibia's Fifth National Development Plan is to manage the environment sustainably and improve the country's climate…read more

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 Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan, 2013-2020 ( 2013 / Mitigation and adaptation Framework )

Namibia's National Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan, 2013-2020 (NCCSAP) proposes policy action in three main components: adaptation, mitigation, and cross-cutting issues. Among each of these, the NCCSAP incorporates seven guiding principles: mainstreaming, sustainability, stakeholder participation, awareness, human rights and equity, addressing adaptation and mitigation together, and public-private partnerships. The mitigation component consists of reducing…read more

National Disaster Risk Management Plan ( 2011 )

Namibia's National Disaster Risk Management Plan outlines the objectives and activities in disaster prevention, preparedness, response and recovery for ten areas: Early warning, public awareness and advocacy, Education, Health and nutrition, Camp management and camp coordination, Food security and livelihoods, Coordination-logistics-warehouse management-non food items and emergency shelter, Protection, Environmental and technological hazards, and Infrastructure development…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

Disaster Risk Management Policy ( 2009 )

Namibia's Disaster Risk Management Policy gives guidelines on how to implement the country's National Disaster Risk Management System. In particular, it clarifies the roles and responsibilities of all governmental and non-governmental actors involved in administering the system. It also defines the mandate of the system, its institutional structure, its funding, and its specific objectives and…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

National Disaster Plan ( 1998 )

Namibia's National Disaster Plan clarifies the roles and responsibilities of several, important government and non-governmental actors with regard to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. It appoints the national Emergency Management Unit to have fully authority in coordinating all disaster preparedness and response activities. It outlines the core features of Namibia's disaster planning, which include vulnerability…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

By 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, respectively, Namibia will limit its CO2 emissions to 5,933, 6,627, 7,321, 8,014, and 8,708 GgCO2e, the last of which is a 3,733 GgCO2e decline compared with a business as usual scenario

Economy Wide | Trajectory Target | Target year: 2022 | Source(s): Fifth Nati... (2017 / Executive)

Energy

NDC Laws and National Policies

-10% energy consumption through energy efficiency improvement

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target

By 2022, Namibia has a sustainable mix of locally generated energy capacity of 755 MW to support household and industry development

Energy: General | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2022 | Source(s): Fifth Nati... (2017 / Executive)

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

LULUCF

NDC Laws and National Policies

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

Conservation | Target year: 2030

By 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, respectively, Namibia will reduce the total area burned by veld fires by 0.4, 0.9, 1.4, 1.9, and 2.4 million hectares against a 2015 baseline

LULUCF | Baseline Scenario Target | Target year: 2022 | Base year: 2015 | Source(s): Fifth Nati... (2017 / Executive)

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

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)

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

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.

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