The third edition of the Sustainable Development Awards was held on Friday May 21stat the Safari Hotel under the theme “accelerating the green economy transformation as we recover from COVID-19”. The Sustainable Development Awards, first held in 2015, are the brainchild of the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia and Sustainable Development Advisory Council and are aimed at rewarding and showcasing outstanding performances that contribute to the sustainable development of the Namibian nation.
The 3rd Sustainable Development Awards were launched at a press conference on the 18th of March 2021 in Windhoek.
The awards are being held under the theme “Accelerating the green economy transformation as we recover from COVID-19.” This theme represents the challenges faced by the environmental sector due to COVID-19 and therefore will recognise all those that continue to be committed to the transformation of Namibia into a green economy and continuously ensuring sustainable development.
The Minister of Environment and Tourism announced the new members of the Sustainable Development Advisory Council today.
The council's overall mandate is to advise the office of the Minister in the implementation and monitoring compliance of the Environmental Management Act to prevent the degradation of the environment and to foster the sustainable management of all of our natural resources.
In terms of Section 8 (5) of the Environmental Management Act, 2007 (Act No. 7 of 2007), the Ministry of Environment and Tourism herewith invites nominations of persons that represent the interests of organisations, associations or institutions concerned with environmental matters to serve on the Sustainable Development Advisory Council.
The main functions of the Council are to promote cooperation and coordination and to advise the Minister on policy and legislative issues relating to the environment and sustainable development.