UNDP, UNEP and the UNFCCC Secretariat launch publication on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions

Nov 17, 2013

The publication "Guidance for NAMA Design: Building on Country Experiences" offers practical guidance on NAMA development

New York – A joint publication was launched today  that provides governments and organizations practical approaches to  conceptualize, design and implement Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), representing a valuable opportunity for developing countries to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while remaining true to their sustainable development priorities and needs.

National governments, multilateral organisations, development partners and others are joining forces to ensure that NAMAs not only contribute to urgent  efforts to limit the increase of GHG emissions, but to yield tangible results in terms of development  at national and local levels, i.e., poverty reduction, job creation and energy access.

Despite the broad nature of NAMAs, developing countries are already establishing an experience base of useful and timely lessons learned. Guidance for NAMA Design: Building on Country Experiences uses this knowledge pool to offer readers an overview of the NAMA landscape and puts forth practical advice arising from first-hand experience from around the globe.

The publication is inspired by developing countries’ relevant work in initiating mitigation actions and emphasizes:

  • how to structure NAMA financing;
  • how to prioritize and develop NAMAs; and
  • how best to establish supportive financial and monitoring (MRV) frameworks as well as institutions to facilitate NAMA development and implementation.

The publication is being formally launched at the COP19 climate negotiations in Warsaw and will serve as a living document, intended to develop as the NAMA landscape matures.

Guidance for NAMA Design is the product of a collaboration between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UNFCCC Secretariat and the UNEP-Risø Centre on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development with generous financial support from the European Commission, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Government of Australia through the UNDP Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme.

Contact information

Yamil.bonduki@undp.org, Tel.: +1(202) 906.6659

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