Republic Of Namibia: Fourth National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Namibia’s development is guided by its 5-year periods National Development Plans within its long-term National Policy Framework, Vision 2030, and recently by the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP). The country is currently in its Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) that outlines a development strategy aiming at improving the living conditions of every Namibian through sustainable development and a low carbon economy. Namibia ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1995 as a Non-Annex 1 Party, and as such, is obliged to report certain elements of information in accordance with Article 4, paragraph 1 of the Convention. In order to meet its reporting obligations, Namibia has submitted three national communications (NCs), three Biennial Update Reports (BURs), including three stand-alone National Inventory Reports (NIRs) and its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC), now NDC, making Namibia one of the most compliant non-Annex 1 parties to the convention.