Namibia's environmental conservation sector still challenged by sustainability challenges

Namibia's environmental conservation sector still challenged by sustainability challenges
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NAMPA

Namibia continues to face a number of environmental sustainability challenges, despite the great strides the country has made in the protection of these resources.
This was said by the Minister of of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta at the launch of a National Environmental Education for Sustainable Development policy and the Namibia Environmental Education Network website,
Most of these environmental challenges include climate change, land degradation, soil erosion, deforestation and depletion of natural resources on land and oceans.
The new policy will thus help guide Namibia to move away from negative attitudes to actions and values that are underpinned by sustainability.
Shifeta said they need to ensure that all citizens are equipped with relevant knowledge, attitudes, values and skills required for managing natural resources in a way that causes no significant damage to the environment and consider the needs of present and future generations.
German Embassy Permanent Representative, Ellen Goelz, says education for sustainable development has a great importance for shaping the world on current and future generations.
Goelz also said, the implementation of the policy will contribute to empowering learners to take informed decisions and responsible actions to protect the environment, to ensure economic viability and to participate actively and positively in society.
Hanns Seidel Foundation also played a role towards environmental education and sustainable development in Namibia.
The Hanns Seidel Foundation runs around 100 projects in 65 countries worldwide. The foundation is largely funded by the Germany federal ministry of economic cooperation and development. The focus of these project is on strengthening civil society, promoting democracy and the rule of law, raising environmental awareness and promoting sustainable development.