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Mobilising resources for the effective implementation of Namibia’s updated National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

As of: October 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

  • Environmental Economics Network of Namibia (EENN) founded
  • Assessment studies on ecosystem services (Biodiversity Expenditure Review) conducted and presented at regional and international panels
  • Cooperation with two universities on ecosystem services
  • Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services Training with key stakeholders of the project conducted
  • Interdepartmental working group “Natural Capital Accounting” initiated that already held a constituent meeting
  • Four business participate in Corporate Ecosystem Services Valuations
  • Critical environment, ecosystems and biodiversity issues integrated into Namibia’s new development plan
  • Main phase of TEEB study (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) launched
  • Biodiversity Economy included in the project as a new component

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Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) - Namibia
  • Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) - Namibia,Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) - Namibia

BMU grant:
€ 2,975,000

11/2013 till 12/2018


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