• EIF gets Green Climate Fund accreditation

    In what is described as a major milestone in Environmental protection initiatives in Namibia, the Environment Investment Fund of Namibia is only the second African entity to be accredited by the Green Climate Fund … READ MORE Read More +
  • Young Recycling Champions crowned

    Elation on their smiling facing depicting hope and opportunity; the pupils of Namutuni Primary School may just have proved to be the long-term solution to waste management in the densely populated suburb of Katutura east. The School recently won the price for Most Improved School at the prestigious School’s Recycling Competition that is annually hosted by the Recycle Namibia Forum. Read More +
  • Sulphuric acid spill in Dorob National Park a wake-up call

    The recent spilling of sulphuric acid after a train derailed near Walvis Bay is forcing the Environment Ministry to re-examine the rail transportation of dangerous substances. … READ MORE Read More +
  • Recycling Competition Most Improved School Win NaDEET Centre Prize

    Out of all Recycle Namibia Forum School Recycling Competition participating schools, Namutoni PS scooped up the title ‘2014/2015 Most Improved School’. Their prize was a weeklong trip to NaDEET Centre sponsored by the Environment Investment Fund. … READ MORE Read More +
  • Namibia’s first ever Sustainable Development Awards recognizes environmental trailblazers

    The EIF and the Sustainable Development Advisory Council hosted Namibia’s first ever Sustainable Development Awards on 17 May 2015 in Windhoek. The awards, aimed at promoting and celebrating exceptional sustainable and responsible development practices, recognized five winners and runner-ups. … READ MORE Read More +
> <
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Gallery
  • Video
Image

Namibia is one of few countries in the world to specifically address habitat conservation and protection of natural resources in their constitution.

The beauty and marvel of this rugged country is unparalleled.  Click here for more pics

 

 

World leaders adopt Sustainable Development Goals

An end to poverty, hunger and inequality world-wideAn end to poverty, hunger and inequality world-wide. That and more is the ambitious agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), agreed upon by 193 countries in September 2015 at the United Nations. View the goals here

 

EIF - Corporate video

A sneak peek into activities of how the EIF will transform Namibia into an economy that is green, low carbon and climate resilient. This is EIF!

 

image

Namibia - Movie haven

Namibia's rugged and beautiful environment lends itself as a Hollywood movie set. One of the movies shot on location here is Mad Max: Fury Road 

 

image

Landcruisers for Anti-Rhino poaching 

Rhino and Elephant poaching in Namibia intensified in 2014 and early 2015. The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has however taken the fight to the syndicates. The Fund has proactively joined the fight by donating 2 Toyota Landcruiser pickups to help in patrolling efforts. Here is a snapshot of the handover ceremony!

 

 

Promotion of Green Technologies and Low Carbon Development

Increases in natural disasters such as drought, floods and hurricanes; rising sea levels, ocean acidification, depletion of water resources and strains on agricultural production –

These are just some of the unprecedented challenges presented by Climate change.  

Given the reliance of the majority of Namibia’s population on climate-sensitive livelihoods such as crop cultivation, livestock management and fishing, the potential impacts of these changes could be catastrophic for Namibia.

While tackling these challenges, we are however presented with economic and social opportunities to transform Namibia and establish a pattern of greener, more environmentally friendly economic growth and create jobs.

The EIF can promote “green technologies” throughout Namibia’s economy in the area of energy efficiency, water use efficiency, and recycling and waste management systems.

While the Ministry of Mines and Energy has the responsibility for energy policy, energy efficiency programmes have been insufficient and donor dependent. The EIF will work with commercial banks to provide subsidized loans for energy efficiency measures for households and businesses.

Namibia already produces household and industrial waste but it is not clear whether these waste streams are managed in an environmentally friendly way. In instances where there is no clear polluter with the legal obligation to dispose of waste in an environmentally responsible way, the EIF could provide resources to organizations that are prepared to take on this responsibility. Some Namibian municipalities have started to roll out a household waste recycling service but it is not clear what the economics of household and other recycling are. Based on further research, the EIF could provide support to efforts around the country for greater household and other waste recycling.

The EIF intends to support projects that address the following areas:

  • Renewable energy
  • Water efficiency and recycling
  • Sustainable water treatment
  • Biogas (sewerage and sanitation systems, etc.)
  • Sustainable transport
  • Landfill upgrade and management
  • Waste management
  • Oil recycling

Partner links:
Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Ministry of Mines & Energy
Ministry of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development
SME Bank Namibia
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Institute (REEEI)
United Nations Development Programme
The Small Grants Programme