Namibia

  • Income group: upper middle income
  • National biodiversity index: 0.553
  • CO2 emissions (kilotons): 3,755
  • Population: 2,104,900
  • NDC submitted by nation
  • No details in adaptation plan
  • Medium-low climate risk
Vision Statement

Namibia is host to unique biodiversity within fragile ecosystems and is a biodiversity hotspot. The country’s biodiversity stands too high a risk to allow these ecosystems to be destabilized by climate change which will result in the loss of such a precious world heritage. Adaptation is thus an obligation for the country to fulfil its role within the international context.

Broad avenues for adaptation to climate change in the future will come from…improving ecosystem management, protection and conservation.

    Stated Vulnerabilites

  • Agriculture / livestock
  • Water
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Biodiversity / ecosystems
  • Fisheries
  • Highly vulnerable groups
  • Rural population
  • Tourism
  • Urban settlements
  • Urban population
  • Adaptation Outcomes
    • Increase resilience / reduce risk
    • Protect against extreme events / disasters
    • Food security
    • Water security
    • Protect biodiversity / ecosystems
    • Human well-being / health
    • Economy
    • Livelihood security
    • Protect natural capital / ecosystem services
 

Planned Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

Community forest management.

Promotion of Climate Smart Agriculture and Conservation Agriculture.

Biodiversity conservation; protection of forests.