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This past year Namibia experienced its worst drought in recent memory, and one of its primary causes was climate change.1 Climate change in Namibia is increasing the severity of the seasonal droughts and causing food insecurity.2 Since much of Namibiaâ's GDP is tied to its natural systems, biodiversity and mining, climate change could wreak havoc on the economy if the proper authorities do not work to mitigate the effects.3 If left unchecked, this could drop the GDP anywhere from 1-6% and shrink employment opportunities, as well as ruin the financial sector.4 The government is working with the European Union to obtain grants that would aid in the implementation of green technologies, and the enhancement of the regulatory framework.5

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1 http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002254/225451e.pdf
2 Ibid
3 Ibid
4 Ibid
5 http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/namibia/grants_tenders/files/20140205_en.htm
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Namibia News

Chronicle 
NAMIBIAN President Cde Hage Geingob could not hide his admiration for Zimbabwe's land reform programme yesterday when he showered praises on President Mugabe whom he described as an African icon. Addressing thousands of people who gathered ... See more..
Namibian 
THE Namibia Sport Commission on Wednesday launched an anti-doping campaign to raise awareness among the country's athletes. Given the rise in cases of misuse of banned athletic performance-enhancing drugs by elite competitors globally, the ... See more..
Namibian 
The relay continued to the Windhoek Municipality where it was received by Windhoek mayor Musee Kazapua, before it joined up with more than 800 athletes competing at the Namibia School Sport Union National Athletics Championships at the ... See more..
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Namibian 
“Bank Windhoek is excited to support the Namibia Chess Federation, in its efforts to grow and promote chess across Namibia. Chess is the best sport to exercise the most important organ in our bodies: the brain,” said Riaan van Rooyen, Head: Corporate ... See more..
Namibian 
A strong Zimbabwean A cricket team arrives in Windhoek on Saturday for a four-match 50-over series to help Namibia prepare for their upcoming ICC Intercontinental Cup match against Scotland in June. Most of the players in the 14-man squad have already ... See more..
Namibian 
NAMIBIAN Olympic boxer Jonas Junias Jonas' Rio incarceration was temporarily halted when he arrived back in Namibia on Wednesday. See more..
Chronicle 
Visiting Namibian President Hage Geingob has said he will use the opportunity to learn how to embark on an agrarian revolution, following Zimbabwe's successful land reform programme. He said Namibia would convene a second land conference in ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
THE Namibia chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa yesterday placed the blame for the country's decline on Reporters Without Borders' latest World Press Freedom Index squarely at the feet of government. According to the 2017 World Press ... See more..
The Herald 
ZIMBABWE A are set to play Namibia in four one-day matches in Windhoek, with the first match of the week-long tour pencilled in for this Sunday. A 14-man ... See more..
Namibian 
NAMIBIA under-19 slumped to a 59-run defeat to their Zimbabwean counterparts in their second 50-over match in Harare on Tuesday. With the first match on Monday being rained out, Zimbabwe have now taken a significant lead in the five-match series. See more..
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Geography

Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and South Africa
Area

Total 824,292 sq km
Land 823,290 sq km
Water 1,002 sq km

Climate

desert; hot, dry; rainfall sparse and erratic
Natural Resources

diamonds, copper, uranium, gold, silver, lead, tin, lithium, cadmium, tungsten, zinc, salt, hydropower, fish ;

***NOTE*** suspected deposits of oil, coal, and iron ore
Natural Hazards

prolonged periods of drought
Current Environmental Issues

limited natural freshwater resources; desertification; wildlife poaching; land degradation has led to few conservation areas

Demographics

Nationality
Namibian
Population
2,182,852 (July 2013 est.)
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Languages
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Finances

The economy is heavily dependent on the extraction and processing of minerals for export. Mining accounts for 8% of GDP, but provides more than 50% of foreign exchange earnings. Rich alluvial diamond deposits make Namibia a primary source for gem-quality diamonds. Marine diamond mining is becoming increasingly important as the terrestrial diamond supply has dwindled. Namibia is the world's fourth-largest producer of uranium. It also produces large quantities of zinc and is a small producer of gold and other minerals. The mining sector employs only about 3% of the population. Namibia normally imports about 50% of its cereal requirements; in ...See More drought years food shortages are a major problem in rural areas. A high per capita GDP, relative to the region, hides one of the world's most unequal income distributions, as shown by Namibia''s 59.7 GINI coefficient. The Namibian economy is closely linked to South Africa with the Namibian dollar pegged one-to-one to the South African rand. Namibia receives 30%-40% of its revenues from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). Volatility in the size of Namibia''s annual SACU allotment complicates budget planning. Namibia''s economy remains vulnerable to volatility in the price of uranium. The rising cost of mining diamonds, increasingly from the sea, has reduced profit margins. Namibian authorities recognize these issues and have emphasized the need to increase higher value raw materials, manufacturing, and services, especially in the logistics and transportation sectors. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$17.03 billion (2012 est.); $16.37 billion (2011 est.); $15.61 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

22.3% of GDP (2012 est.); 20.4% of GDP (2011 est.); 18.4% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

millet, sorghum, peanuts, grapes; livestock; fish
Industries

meatpacking, fish processing, dairy products, pasta and beverages; mining (diamonds, lead, zinc, tin, silver, tungsten, uranium, copper)