This programme area engages with governments and other authorities on policy and legislative issues, and aspects of concern for Namibia’s environment and sustainable development.

The NCE issued several Statements and Open Letters, including the following:

  • The proposal to capture marine animals for the Asian aquarium trade
  • Marine phosphate mining
  • Wildlife and environmental crimes by some Chinese nationals
  • Pilchard quota
  • Hunting and Tourism
  • A letter was also sent to the Minister of Fisheries congratulating him on his actions with respect to inland fisheries, i.e. banning monofilament nets, a closed season on the Zambezi & Chobe rivers and the proclamation of the second community fish reserve.

The NCE is also working with MET on environmental legislation, e.g. EMA and Parks & Wildlife Bill.

See NCE statements and interviews