National Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan, 2013-2020
Namibia's National Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan, 2013-2020 (NCCSAP) proposes policy action in three main components: adaptation, mitigation, and cross-cutting issues. Among each of these, the NCCSAP incorporates seven guiding principles: mainstreaming, sustainability, stakeholder participation, awareness, human rights and equity, addressing adaptation and mitigation together, and public-private partnerships.
The mitigation component consists of reducing emissions from the power and transportation sectors by encouraging fuel efficiency and renewable energy development. The adaptation component consists of reducing vulnerability of Namibia's food and water supply, public health, and infrastructure systems. The cross-cutting issues component consists of strengthening institutional capacity, research and development, public awareness, disaster risk management and reduction, financial resource mobilization, international cooperation, legislative development, and gender and youth equity.