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Botswana

Official name: 

Republic of Botswana

National Designated Entity
Type of organisation:
Name: 
Ms. Penny Lesolle
Position: 
Researcher
Phone: 
+267 3713007, +267 7164 3369
Emails: 
plesolle@bitri.co.bw, plesolle@gmail.com

Botswana (2014)

Energy profile
  • Development of draft legislation guidelines for a climate change act for Botswana

    Type: 
    Technical Assistance
    Date of submission: 
    Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    Phase: 
    Implementation
    Countries: 
    Sectors: 
    Cross-sectoral enabler: 

    Context

    The Government of Botswana regards climate change as a significant threat, as the country is experiencing increased variability in both temperature and rainfall. Botswana is therefore developing a climate change policy, strategy and action plan. The country aims to take into consideration newer technologies that have entered the market since Botswana completed its 2004 Technology Needs Assessment and incorporate these as it develops a legally binding framework for action.

  • Climate change is likely to worsen the public health threat of diarrheal disease in Botswana

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 1, 2013
    Objective: 
    Sectors: 

    Diarrheal disease is an important health challenge, accounting for the majority of childhood deaths globally. Climate change is expected to increase the global burden of diarrheal disease but little is known regarding climate drivers, particularly in Africa. This study uses health data from Botswana spanning a 30-year period (1974–2003) to evaluate monthly reports of diarrheal disease among patients presented to Botswana's health facilities; this data was then compared with climatic variables.

  • Water governance in Botswana

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, January 1, 2015
    Objective: 

    Botswana is water scarce, with endemic drought and varied rainfall. In order to meet increases in water demand efficiently and sustainably, greater policy coherence and implementation is needed. The government acknowledges the principles of integrated water resources management (IWRM), but this is largely rhetorical. Water management is still centralised and stakeholder participation is often non-existent.

  • INDC of Botswana

    Type: 
    National Plan
    Type of National plan: 
    Country: 

    Botswana intends to achieve an overall emissions reduction of 15% by 2030, taking 2010 as the base year.

  • Lighting Africa Market Trend Report 2012: Overview of the Off-Grid Lighting Market in Africa

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, June 1, 2013

    This report reviews the off-grid lighting market in Africa. According to the report, market growth for clean, off-grid lighting has beaten expectations over the past two years, and growth is expected to continue, with the market size in 2015 doubling what was predicted in 2010. The report notes that lighting products have improved dramatically with more charging options now available. In addition, it reports that new payment options are emerging and new actors are entering the market.

  • Botswana Institute for Technology Research

    Type: 
    NDE
    Country: 
    Name: 
    Ms. Penny Lesolle
    Position: 
    Researcher
    Phone: 
    +267 3713007, +267 7164 3369
    Emails: 
    plesolle@bitri.co.bw, plesolle@gmail.com
  • A Regional Coupled Surface Water/Groundwater Model of the Okavango Delta, Botswana

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday, January 1, 2006

    According to this study, water abstraction and reservoir building in the upstream countries are expected to reduce and/or redistribute the available flows for the Okavango Delta ecosystem. To study the impacts of upstream and local interventions, a large-scale (1-km2 grid), coupled surface water/groundwater model was developed. Scenarios were designed to study major upstream and local interventions and their expected impacts in the Delta. The scenarios" results can help decision makers strike a balance between environmental and human water demands in the basin.

  • Climate change vulnerability and adaptation preparedness in Southern Africa

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    This report evaluate the state of preparedness for climate change adaptation in southern Africa. It is aimed at supporting the demands of state and non-state southern African actors for climate change adaptation finance and the efficient administration of such funds. The report details the findings of a desk study evaluating the state of knowledge on climate change vulnerability and adaptation preparedness in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe currently has no specific policy responseto climate change.

  • Bostwana Meteorological Services

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration: 
    Relation to CTCN: 
    TA proponent
  • Department of Energy Botswana

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration: 
    Relation to CTCN: 
    TA proponent
    Sector(s) of expertise: 

    Department of Energy, Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR)

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