Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the context of sustainable development refer to any action that reduces emissions in developing countries and contributes to sustainable development. NAMAs shall be directed at transformational change within an economic sector, or across sectors for a broader national focus. NAMAs are supported and enabled by technology, financing, and capacity-building and are aimed at achieving inclusive sustainable growth.

  • May 1, 2015

    The Adaptation and Mitigation Initiatives in Agriculture (AMIA) in this report are designed for a sector – rice cultivation – that is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and commonly associated with food security. The introduction of Alternative Wetting and Drying in these flooded irrigated rice fields will lead to sizeable mitigation effect, decreasing GHG emissions from rice cultivation by close to 25 per cent.

  • Dec 4, 2014

    Charcoal remains one of the most important sources of fuel in Sub-Saharan Africa including Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. A look through the supply chain highlights the inter-linkages with issues of energy, deforestation, employment and other socio-economic and environmental challenges. The infographics visualize how a NAMA can provide an exciting opportunity to develop a ‘sustainable charcoal value chain’ through a combined approach of policies, technology intervention, finance and capacity building.

  • Oct 21, 2014

    The NAMA study shall guide Ghana to develop NAMAs along the charcoal value chain, i.e. forest management, production, trade and final consumption.

  • Oct 14, 2014

    The NAMA study shall help Côte d’Ivoire to identify solutions to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the current charcoal value chain and enable the country to remove a major driver of deforestation while increasing energy security and sustainability.

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