Mobilising resources for the effective implementation of Namibia’s updated National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan
As of: November 2018
Objective and activities
The project supports the Namibian Government to mobilize financial resources for the conservation of biodiversity. It is conducting an economic assessment of ecosystem services and supporting its integration into national governance processes. In addition, the project is providing support to decision-makers in the development of economic and policy instruments for the line ministries as well as environmental management plans for companies. The project is also developing a resource mobilisation strategy for implementing Namibia’s 2nd National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan. Lessons learned will feed into the national accounts, national budgetary planning and the Fifth National Development Plan. This will make the values of biological diversity visible for national governance processes, and will promote sustainable decision-making. Effective communication of the ‘business case’ for ecosystem services will also create incentives for the promotion of a green economy, thereby leading to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
State of implementation/results
- Project in progress.
- Discussion conducted during the "After-Work-Talk" event series has encouraged the introduction of a fee on plastic bags.
- Unlike its predecessor, the Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5), which was presented to the public by the President, focuses on biodiversity, in particular on strategies for the sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem conservation and diversity of species. The topic "Biodiversity Economy" is prominently anchored as a program in the implementation plan of the NDP5 .-- Four companies committed to the implementation of "Corporate Ecosystem Services Valuations" and now use the case study for their own in-house processes, e.g. to become "environmental neutral" (greenhouse gas reduction, resource efficacy) .-- The biodiversity offsets proposed in the project have been taken into account in the offset mechanism of the current draft of the Environmental Management Act (EMA).