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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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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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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)