Namibia’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism has received NAD186.5 million (USD14 million) from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The money will go toward fighting land degradation and creating conservation tourism opportunities.
Pohamba Shifeta, minister, environment and tourism, Namibia, said the funding was made available to developing countries to meet the objectives of international environmental conventions. Shifeta also noted the money would be divided between key areas, with the largest portion going to combat land degradation, while biodiversity management and climate change mitigation would also be addressed.
The GEF unites 183 countries, together with private institutions, civil society organisations and international institutions, to address global environmental issues through the support of national sustainable development initiatives.