Improved NRM in Namibia highlighted

Recognition has been given to a community project in Namibia which is tackling climate mitigation and adaptation through water harvesting, sustainable agriculture and sustainable land management.

The project, Creative Entrepreneurs Solutions, has introduced energy efficient wood stoves in combination with agroforestry to reduce fuel wood consumption by two thirds and wood smoke emissions by between 60 and 80 percent. Through a range of measures, including growing flood and drought resistant crops and improving natural resource measures, the community hopes to combat land degradation and improve food security

The project is one of 9 public-private activities chosen by the Momentum for Change Initiative of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for their ability to either help curb greenhouse gas emissions or help people adapt to climate change, while at the same time benefiting the urban poor.

On its website, the Global Environment Facility highlights two of these projects that are supported by its small grants program. The other involves importing electric vehicles into Sri Lanka and their promotion for use by the government and private sector.

The projects were selected on the basis that they have been proven to be effective and have the potential to be replicated in other countries and communities.

Read the full story: Innovations from GEF SGP Showcased at UNFCCC Momentum for Change