Greening Namibia Requires New Skills, Technology
World Economy

Greening Namibia Requires New Skills, Technology

A green economy will require many new skills and technologies, Namibia’s minister of industrialization, trade and SME development, Immanuel Ngatjizeko, said.
In a speech at a national workshop on ‘Greening the construction sector in Namibia’, Ngatjizeko said that a green economy for Namibia will require such skills and technologies in construction, manufacturing, energy generation and use, the recycling and disposal of waste, and consumption of scarce resources such as water, Namibia’s news agency Nampa reported.
The workshop started in Windhoek on Tuesday, and is being held under the theme ‘Building a Green Namibia’.
Construction industry players gathered over two days to discuss ways to use natural resources more efficiently to create healthier and more energy-efficient buildings and homes.
“New industries will be required and new economic opportunities will emerge for the designing, building and installation of green technologies that our country needs to avoid effects of dangerous levels of global warming,” Ngatjizeko said.
He stated that government has prioritized investment promotion in various sectors in which Namibia has demonstrated high growth potential.
This includes sectors which can help create jobs and improve the welfare of Namibians while safeguarding macro-economic sustainability and accelerate economic growth.
The minister of labor, industrial relations and employment creation Erkki Nghimtina told the workshop that the goal of a green economy for sustainable development requires enhanced policy coherence and acquisition of necessary skills for the implementation of green strategies.
“For Namibia to benefit from the green economy, we have to work towards developing policies that will link social development, job creation and the green economy; investing in green skills development, especially among the youth; and harmonizing our existing macro-economic policies in terms of job creation and environmental considerations,” he stated.


Short URL : http://goo.gl/q37hFL

You can also read ...

China Challenges US Solar Panel Duties
China says it is challenging a US tariff hike on solar panels...
In a retaliatory move, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government on Wednesday announced higher tariffs on some US imports, namely on passenger cars (120%) and leaf tobacco (60%).
Turkey has raised tariffs on some US imports, including...
World trade volume growth peaked in January at almost 5.7% year-on-year but nearly halved to less than 3% by May.
Cyclical indicators point to slower and more uneven growth in...
Surging Inflation Mars Philippines Growth
The Philippine economy in 2018 is a story that can be summed...
Moody’s Predicts Slower Fiscal Progress in S. Africa
South Africa’s fiscal consolidation will be slower than the...
File picture of Kim Jong-un (L) and Moon Jae-in at the truce village  of Panmunjom, South Korea.
South Korea President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday offered a bold...
Nigeria CPI Drops to 11.14 Percent
Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics says the consumer...
Transport tickets and fuel have driven up costs for consumers.
Inflation in the UK climbed in the month of the July, as had...