Namibia wins Momentum for Change Award at COP18 in Doha
Namibia won the Momentum for Change Award, along with eight other developing nations, at the 18th UN Climate Change Conference (COP18) in Doha, Qatar. Namibia was given the award for implementing the project, "Holistic approaches to community adaptation to climate change", which uses six local interlinked climate change coping strategies. The strategies are implemented in several local communities in the five northern regions of Namibia. Among these are the use of the energy-efficient stove, also known as the 'Eazy Stove', and agro-forestry and vegetable production under micro-drip irrigation systems. More information on this project can be found here.
For additional information on the Momentum for Change Initiative, please visit the following links:
- Momentum for Change Initiative - UNFCCC website
- UNFCCC Press Release
- Momentum for Change - facebook page
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