Namibian Chamber of Environment
OUR MAIN OBJECTIVES ARE TO PROMOTE AND SUPPORT

CONSERVATION OF THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

INCLUDING THE ATMOSPHERE

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PROMOTE AND SUPPORT

PROTECTION OF INDIGENOUS BIODIVERSITY

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PROTECTION OF

ENDANGERED SPECIES

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THE CHAMBER PROMOTES

BEST ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTISES

AND ENVIRONMENTAL REHABILITATION

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WE SUPPORT AND PROMOTE THE EFFORTS

TO PREVENT AND REDUCE

ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION AND POLLUTION

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Namibian Chamber of Environment
we promote the

development of skills, expertise and mentoring

of young Namibians in the Environment field

CONSERVATION

conservation of the natural environment
protection of indigenous biodiversity
protection of endangered species

PROTECTION

protection of the atmosphere
best environmental practice
environmental rehabilitation

PREVENTION

efforts to prevent and reduce
environmental degradation
and pollution

The environment is the very foundation of all life and prosperity

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WHAT IS NCE


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NCE STATEMENTS

  • NCE meets with Ambassador Qiu Xuejun of the People’s Republic of China to NamibiaOpen or Close

    After receiving an Open Letter about wildlife crimes committed by some Chinese nationals in Namibia, the Chinese Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Namibia, His Excellency Qiu Xuejun, invited a delegation of representatives from the Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE) to meet with him and his delegation at the Chinese Embassy in Windhoek on 4th January 2017 to discuss the matter.

    An open and frank exchange of views took place, followed by a constructive discussion of how to move forward. The Ambassador and his delegation stated that the Chinese government is absolutely opposed to all forms of criminal activity by Chinese nationals in Namibia, including wildlife and environmental crimes. The Ambassador also expressed a desire that his embassy, the Namibian environmental NGO sector and the Namibian government work together to effectively address the problem.

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  • Offshore mining Open or Close

    The Office of the Environmental Commissioner has followed this approach to arrive at a decision to allow the phased mining of marine phosphates. Because of the sensitivity of the marine ecosystem and a perceived impact on the fishing sector, an Environmental Clearance Certificate has been issued subject to a number of important conditions, as follows:

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  • Capture marine animalsOpen or Close

    The Namibian Chamber of Environment firmly supports the environmental clauses in the Namibian Constitution, including the sustainable use of natural resources for the benefit of all Namibians, both present and future. However, the Chamber is opposed to the capture of rare and endangered marine animals for the Asian (and any other) aquarium trade for the following reasons:

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SIMILAR NEWS

  • Connecting wildlife dots Open or Close

    A treasure trove of GPS tracking data on Namibian wildlife could prove crucial in answering fundamental wildlife questions, plus help scientists identify possible solutions to a number of issues related to wildlife behaviour and human-wildlife conflict.

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  • Researchers urged to work togetherOpen or Close

    At the very first symposium organized by the Namibian Chamber for Environment on animal movements and satellite tracking in Namibia, researchers from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and of various NGOs were not only presenting their projects and research results, but also found that the value of their work was enriched when they shared their information.

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CONSTITUTION & COUNCIL

Constitution of the Namibian Chamber of Environment


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FOUNDING MEMBERS

LAUNCH OF THE NAMIBIAN CHAMBER OF ENVIRONMENT

The Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE) was officially launched to the environmental and conservation fraternity at a breakfast event at The Village Opera House in Windhoek on Tuesday the 5th of April. The launch was officiated by Charles Loots, GM Corporate of B2Gold and a founding member of the NCE.

In his speech, D. Lindeque said that “there are many root causes of environmental degradation and destruction, much of which relates to the balance between basic human needs and the environment. For any organisation such as this Chamber to succeed, it is necessary for it to embrace these root causes holistically.”

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Dr Chris Brown emphasized the goals and objectives of the NCE: “The organization is is designed to support, coordinate, and advocate on behalf of the environmental sector in Namibia.” Dr Brown mentioned that the NCE fills a large vacuum and is a very important step towards coordinating and funding the often disparate activities of the sector.

The NCE will not directly undertake environmental works, unless decided otherwise by the Chamber Council. It will seek to create a vehicle for data sharing; it will lobby on behalf of members when required, and it will allocate funds to the sector through a transparent and democratic process. Although acting independently, it will be sponsored by industry, but it will not be a puppet of industry.

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B2Gold is truly an exceptional example of giving back to the earth. And giving back to the earth also means giving back to people. If we are going to have any chance of turning around our 6th extinction event, we need to focus on our biodiversity and protect it with everything we have. We cannot do that without big business.

As B2Gold, we have taken a decision that the lion’s share of our Conservation and Environmental pillar of our CSI programmes, will be channelled through the NCE.

As initial seeding capital, I hereby announce on behalf of my company that we have donated N$1,000,000 to the NCE.

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CORE VALUES

rights Upholding the fundamental rights and freedoms of the Namibian Constitution.
Encouraging Encouraging the compliance with sharing best environmental practices.
Mentoring Development of skills, expertise and mentoring of young Namibians.
Neutrality Political and ideological neutrality.
Inclusiveness Non-discrimination and inclusiveness.
LOBBY Engage, Challenge
and Support