Creating jobs through green economy

Hon. Doreen Sioka, Minister of Labour and Social Welfare speaking at the two-day workshop in Windhoek (Photograph by Lorato Khobetsi)Namibia is well on its way to establish itself as one of the southern African countries that is creating decent jobs through the green economy concept.
The green economy concept combines environmental considerations such as the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and pollution as well as the adaptation to climate change with people-centered solutions to the challenges of economic development.
Namibia is one of the developing countries that seized the potential of the green economy for job creation in combination with the reduction of environmental degradation and poverty. Many businesses in the country have emerged as green entrepreneurs by providing green services, products in renewable energy, recycling, community-based tourism as well as green construction, all using green technologies.