GCCA's action programme
Initial GCCA/GCCA+ contribution
The specific objectives (expected outcomes) of the Action are three-fold:
SO1: To enable conducive policy and institutional environments for strengthened national, regional and municipal climate action;
SO2: To facilitate evidence based, gender sensitive NDC projects and business models to support scaled up implementation and finance for climate action (Adaptation and Mitigation);
SO3: To facilitate expanded access to affordable solar technologies by poor off-grid households.
Results related to SO1
O1.1 Government institutions have clear mandates to coordinate, implement and report upon climate change actions in a participatory and gender responsive manner.
O1.2 Namibiaâ€™s 2020 NDC updates reflect whole of government progress and is ambitious and gender responsive
O1.3 Windhoek has capacity to develop and implement by-laws which support increased water efficiency in urban areas, and access to solar energy in informal settlements.
Results related to SO2
O2.1 Budget coding clarifies and informs decisions about the source and use of all climate finance spent in Namibia and is gender responsive.
O2.2 A portfolio of NDC projects and business models is formulated anticipating a mix of investment from a range of international and domestic sources, in a cross-section of sectors
Results related to SO3
O3.1 Appropriate solar / renewable energy technologies selected and promoted with tailored financial products for targeted communities
Activities related to SO1
a) Conduct a gender analysis of the Action and recommend options to ensure gender is a consideration in actions to increase capacity and improve coordination at every level of NDC implementation
b) Review and update Namibiaâ€™s NDC Partnership Plan in time to inform 2020 UNFCCC processes
c) A coordination mechanism operationalised (Sector Working Group) to implement the NDC and priority SDGs and national development policies and climate plans, with participation from relevant ministries, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Economics, the National Climate Change Committee (NCCC) and relevant development partners
d) Conduct a best-practice review of climate governance structures in a selection of countries and recommend and test options to strengthen the mandate and composition of the National Climate Change Committee
e) Develop guidelines for mainstreaming climate change priorities into national, regional and local development planning processes, promoting women participation and gender responsive results
f) Develop training modules for lead ministries on best-practices to mainstreaming climate change into portfolio implementation policies, including monitoring and evaluation, promoting women participation and gender responsive results
g) Review and update key regulations and by-laws of the City of Windhoek to promote water and energy efficiency.
h) Provide equipment to Meteorological Services in order to synthesise data and make available information on climate/weather hotspots to farmers.
Activities related to SO 2
i) In partnership with the Ministry of Finance and in consultation with line ministries, establish a short-term technical task force to develop and implement a budget coding system using OECD DAC Rio markers
j) Devise and facilitate surveys to collect information from donors and non-state actors regarding climate finance commitments and or disbursements
k) Analyse data and publish a â€˜national landscape of climate financeâ€™ tracking the life cycle of climate finance in Namibia and recommending options for the government to improve finance flows
Moreover a NDC project formulation team will be established within EIF to undertake the following:
l) In consultation with ministries, civil society and the private sector, prioritise a set of NDC outputs that require finance from a range of public and private sources to achieve implementation
m) With a national academic institution (The University of Namibia has already started engaging with EIF), develop a curricula or internship to build a cohort with quantitative skills necessary formulate complex projects and business models across a variety of sectors and technologies using blended finance
n) In consultation with the MoF, MET and other line ministries, develop high quality, bankable NDC projects for submission to a broad range of entities, including multilateral and bilateral development funds, and sources of blended finance
o) Regularly report lessons learned for both approved and unapproved projects, including steps to improve success rate
Activities related to SO 3
p) Define target beneficiaries in rural areas and in peri-urban settlements in Windhoek and identify barriers preventing access to existing concessional finance and solar technology packages.
q) Review solar technologies supply chains and develop a list of approved technologies/providers, including where possible, indigenous technology developers
r) Review existing mechanisms (such as the Solar Revolving Fund from the MME) and assess options for delivering innovative financial solutions to lower costs and minimise risks that prevent targeted beneficiaries from accessing finance for solar technologies
s) Explore options for and establish a learning exchange with a Namibian tertiary institution, such as an internship, or course on project formulation for finance students
t) Support communications, education and public awareness strategies to target beneficiaries in rural and peri-urban areas in solar affordable technologies and water and energy efficiency, and on climate change in general.
u) Monitor the number of loans made to beneficiaries
v) Monitor loan repayment and default rates