NAMIBIA AT COP27
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
06 - 19 November 2022
SIDE EVENTS @ THE NAMIBIAN PAVILION
Global warming is one of the most serious threats to humanity, requiring a global solution. Although all nations around the world are affected by its negative effects, their adaptive capacities differ in terms of recovering from the losses and damages associated with climate change impacts.
The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, in accordance with scientific findings, has established that “global warming (defined as an increase in the earth’s average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate) was caused by a cumulative/trajectory or historical emissions from developed countries in their pursuits to industrialize their economies.” These findings have also established that these countries have caused global warming and Africa did not contribute significant emissions that cause global warming. However, the continent is highly affected by the impacts of global warming.
The 27th Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is an event that will allow nations to collaborate on how they can implement the climate goals under the Paris Agreement and the Convention. Held from 06 to 18 November 2022 in the Arab Republic of Egypt, Sharm El-Sheikh the Egyptian Foreign Minister Dr. Sameh Shoukry has been appointed as the COP 27 President Designate.
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF NAMIBIA'S PARTICIPATION AT COP27
By the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism
Honourable Heather Sibungo, MP
“Developed country Parties have committed to a goal of mobilising jointly USD 100 billion per year by 2020 to address the needs of developing countries. Namibia urges the scaling up of the levels of climate finance, by providing concrete long term-targets for climate finance pathways and accounting methodologies for the collective goal by developed countries to reach USD 100 billion a year from 2025 and beyond, while striking a balance of the allocation between adaptation, mitigation and loss and damage through significant increase of grant based support for adaptation. A considerable amount of finance is urgently needed to support the Namibia Development Corporation (NDC) implementation in order to reach a net zero emissions trajectory as soon as possible.”
Click below to read the full statement.
NAMIBIA’S OBJECTIVES AT COP27
At COP26, the Namibian delegation participated in a series of dialogue sessions aimed at catalyzing interest from public and private entities to accelerate investment in Namibia’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)’s actions that have potential co-benefits for achieving climate, land and biodiversity targets. The Ministry convened four (4) side events in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat.
It was also at COP26 where Namibia announced the winner of the Request for Proposals (RFP) which Namibia issued in August 2021, to develop green hydrogen and green ammonia. This was Namibia’s first action commensurate with the Glasgow Breakthroughs and signaled Namibia’s commitment to accelerating the development of green hydrogen that could be used to decarbonize the economy. The selected bidder, Hydrogen Energy (Hyphen), was selected to develop the first, large-scale green hydrogen project in Namibia.
The attendance of the Namibian delegation at COP27 will be a build-on to COP26 and other preceding COPs. It was agreed that parties in Egypt should submit stronger 2030 emissions reduction targets with the aim of closing the gap to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and these are the initiatives that the country aims to showcase through the various lined up side events.
- To showcase the country’s achievements to date towards the attainment of the Paris Agreement Goals
- To increase investments towards programmes/projects geared towards attainment of the NDC targets
- To provide a networking platform for the Namibian delegation to engage on an international platform
WHAT IS OUR POSITION AT COP27?
The annual Climate Change and Development in Africa conference serves as the continent’s last chance for negotiators, government officials, climate scientists, grassroots civil societies, and farming associations to fine-tune the continent’s interests and agree on a common position to promote at COP27.
Namibia’s position on COP27 is based on the four pillars of the Convention mainly; Finance, Adaptation, Mitigation and Technology Transfer.
CONNECT WITH NAMIBIA AT COP27
Visit the Namibian Pavilion located in the Blue Zone, no P44.
The delegation representing Namibia at COP27 is made up of prominent public and private sector stakeholders that will offer insights on and contribute to the larger conversation regarding Namibia’s position on climate change.
The pavilion will host a series of dialogue sessions aimed at showcasing Namibia as an investment destination and to catalyze interest from public and private entities to accelerate investment in Namibia’s ambitious NDC’s adaptation and mitigation targets.
You can access the full pavilion programme below.