Conference on sustainable development in Namibia in view of COP21 : “Funding local initiatives to fight climate change”
This fourth session of Park Talk, organized at the FNCC by the French Embassy with the support of InnoSun and RMB, addressed the importance of local initiatives to fight climate change, through the screening of the movie “Demain / Tomorrow”.
In the front row, the Ambassador of France, H.E. Jacqueline Bassa-Mazzoni, with the Deputy Head of Mission, Mr Alexandre Peaudeau, and Ms Usuta Imbili, project manager of InnoSun
The Ambassador of France, H.E. Jacqueline Bassa-Mazzoni, welcomed the ratification by Namibia of the Paris Agreement, whose implementation before the end of 2016 is a priority for the French presidency of COP21.
She underlined that, with the support of France, Namibia is one of the most committed players in the fight against climate change, thanks to its efforts to promote the energy transition and to its support of international initiatives.
innovated with alternative projects.
The screening of “Tomorrow”, a French movie co-produced by AFD in 2015 and awarded the Cesar 2016 for best documentary, revealed initiatives from ten countries – France and the island of Reunion, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, India, Great-Britain, the United States, Switzerland and Iceland – implemented to counter climate change. The movie thus highlighted solutions in the fields of agriculture, energy, economics, democracy and education, by meeting various actors who have successfully innovated with alternative projects.
From the right to the left : Emma Theofelus, Deputy Speaker of the Youth Parliament, Mr. Lazarus Nafidi, Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIFN), Mr Olivier Grandvoinet and Ms Alice Sutra Del Galy , AFD South Africa.
The screening was followed by exchanges with the representatives of two financial institutions, partners of the fight against climate change in Namibia : Lazarus Nafidi and Aina Maria Iteta, delegates of the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia, and Olivier Grandvoinet and Alice Sutra Del Galy, from the French Agency for Development (AFD) in South Africa.
The EIF, a Namibian agency approved by the Green Climate Fund, introduced its activity and its projects throughout Namibia. The AFD presented its initiative to implement a green credit line in Namibia, SUNREF, in 2017.
Mr Lazarus Nafidi and Ms Aina Maria Iteta introducing the activity of EIF in Namibia