The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism on Wednesday launched the National Task Force to spearhead the implementation of the Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development policy. The policy, the Namibia Press Agency reports, is a national guiding principle and framework to mainstream sustainable development issues, environmental education initiatives and environmental planning framework for the Namibian public and private sector as well as civil society. Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta said, although Namibia has made great strides in including environmental sustainability for sustainable development, the country still faces an array of environmental sustainability challenges, such as land degradation, soil erosion, deforestation, water and waste and energy management amongst others.