Namibia lauds progress in combating climate change effects

Staff writer

Windhoek – Namibian Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has lauded progress made by the Southern African country in measures that combat effects of climate change.

Her remarks made in Windhoek at a function organised by the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) to launch the Green Climate Fund come at a time when the SADC region has experienced a severe drought in 2016 and floods early this year linked to climate change.

A recent meeting of meteorological experts of the different countries in the region has also revealed that the region is most likely to experience unusually heavy rainfalls next season.

“I am proud to stand today and say we have made progress in acquiring the green climate fund since making our bid a few years ago. I am even more proud that we worked with our own team when I was still the Minister of Environment while others sought after experts,” said the Namibian deputy premier.

Namibia is one of the first countries on the continent to receive funds through the Green Climate Fund while the largely desert country also has a strong emphasis on promoting environmental protection in their constitution.

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