Namibian launches book on climate change

30 Sep 2017 19:20pm
WINDHOEK, 30 SEP (NAMPA) - A Book titled ‘Namibian Youth at the Forefront of Advocating Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Awareness an Essay Compilation’ was officially launched in Windhoek on Thursday.
The book, which comprises 30 essays written by young Namibians, offers a multi-facetted insight into Namibia’s climate change and shares ideas and visions for the country’s energy sector, outlining a sustainable energy future.
Addressing the authors, editors and publishers of the book, Sophia Swartz, chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Management of Natural Resources said climate change has had prolonged negative effects on Namibia’s resources.
“Drought has the potential to devastate fragile eco-systems and the livelihood of our people that depend on the natural resources,” Swartz said.
She further said that climate change damages infrastructure due to flooding, while it threatens food and water security, women’s health and social, economic and political stability.
“Climate change is busy reshaping our society and the nature of our country by means of degrading and depleting the very resources on which life depends.” Swartz said.
The book, edited by Natalie Renkhoff from Nat-Mine cc, a legal consulting institution in nature and mining affairs, explores themes like 'Understanding climate change and its impacts on Namibia and the world', 'Sustainable energy future for Namibia', 'Enhancing renewable energies and nuclear power - the climate-friendly alternative'.
The book is available at no cost from the Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung offices in Windhoek.