Namibia is looking into how civic education can be consolidated to promote public discourse on environmental issues.
Environmental Commissioner Teofilus Nghitila said this Tuesday during the Environment Education for Sustainable Development Policy workshop underway in Windhoek.
The workshop that is being hosted by the Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia and the Namibia Environmental Education Network seeks to help Namibia attain the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Nghitila said if environmental education is promoted, Namibia will create a responsible society towards its environment.
He further said that this would also help Namibia to meet the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
Namibia, Nghitila said, has problems of poaching, water, pollution and land degradation that need urgent attention.
“Addressing these challenges requires determination and deliberate actions which will meet sustainable goals both for people and the environment,” he said.
Hanns Seidel representative for Southern Africa, Wolf Krug said environmental education will lay a foundation for the people to better understand the natural environment.
Krug also said the biggest challenge is to inspire a sense of responsibility towards the environment and imbed willingness among the people to take up duties as environmental citizens. Enditem