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:

FINANCE: 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 USD100 billion a year from 2025 and beyond, while striking a balance of the allocation between adaptation and mitigation through significant increase of grant-based support for adaptation. A considerable amount of finance is urgently needed to support the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) implementation in order to reach a net zero emissions trajectory as soon as possible.

ADAPTATION: Namibia urges Parties to develop a global goal for adaptation and to split climate finance evenly between adaptation and mitigation. Proceeds from the global carbon market system set up under the Paris Agreement should go to the Adaptation Fund to finance projects and programmes in developing countries.

MITIGATION: Namibia calls on all parties to submit more ambitious NDCs, and to adopt ambitious deadlines for achieving net zero emission. Namibia further calls on developed countries to provide the means of implementation and support for the effective Implementation and enhancement of nationally determined contributions by developing countries.

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER: Namibia wishes to see the acceleration of climate technology transfer, creating access to information and knowledge on climate technologies. Additionally, we would also like to foster collaboration among climate technology stakeholders via the Centre’s network of regional and sectoral experts from academia, the private sector, and public and research institutions.

Also, Namibia calls for better coordination between the various operating entities, to increase effectiveness of existing funding. As per the UNFCCC article 4.5 and the Paris Agreement article 10 of the Paris Agreement.

Namibia wishes to see the acceleration of climate technology transfer, creating access to information and knowledge on climate technologies. Additionally, we would also like to foster collaboration among climate technology stakeholders via the Centre’s network of regional and sectoral experts from academia, the private sector, and public and research institutions.
Also, Namibia calls for better coordination between the various operating entities, to increase effectiveness of existing funding. As per the UNFCCC article 4.5 and the Paris Agreement article 10 of the Paris Agreement.