During the last Board meeting of the Fund held on the 18th of August 2021, the Board also approved more than US$ 17 million in new adaptation projects, including an US$ 11.9 million regional project to address drought in Angola and Namibia to be implemented by the Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS).
More detail on this project is accessible here.
ABOUT THE ADAPTATION FUND
Since 2010, the Adaptation Fund has committed nearly US$ 850 million for climate change adaptation and resilience projects and programmes, including more than 123 concrete, localized projects in the most vulnerable communitie...[Read more...]
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its latest assessment of the physical science of global warming. It warns that countries must cut greenhouse gas emissions quickly and sharply, to avoid the most dangerous consequences of climate change. There is still time to limit average global warming to 1.5°C, but nations must act now.
The report makes it clear that we still have a choice: to cut carbon dioxide emissions to net zero by 2050 and curb other greenhouse gases very fast. This could limit global warming to 1.5°C over the course of this century, and so limit the ...[Read more...]
The CLARE-Namibia project intends to create urgency and agency on the 1.5 ℃ climate change projections in Namibia and specifically in the Omusati region. It is therefore on this note, CLARE Namibia project is inviting all combined and secondary schools (grade 8-12) with Environmental/life science clubs in the Omusati region to participate in the call for Climate Action competition.
The competition consists of seven categories which learners can choose from. Namely;
1. Smart Gardening (ensuring food security)
2. Climate change (Adaptation, mitigation, resilience)
3. Solid Waste Management (r...[Read more...]
Temperatures in Namibia are set to rise much more rapidly than the global average. At 2°C global warming, the temperature in Namibia will increase by 2.7°C on average across the country. As temperatures rise, the threat of water scarcity will increase for Namibia, with knock-on effects for agriculture, health and the economy. This means there is an urgent need to accelerate Namibia’s adaptation responses by:
- Strengthening the ability of communities to respond to projected climate change impacts, through diversifying crops and farming practices, practising soil and water conservation, and t...[Read more...]