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WEBINAR: ”What are NAMAs and how can civil society organisations benefit from them?”

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”What are NAMAs and how can civil society organisations benefit from them?”

8 July, 2015
7.30 CDT (Mexico City), 14.30 CEST (Brussels), 18.00 IST (Delhi), 19.30 ICT (Bangkok)
Online event will be 90 minutes

Would you like to learn more about an important tool for sustainable development and climate change mitigation in developing world? Interested in how civil society can contribute to and benefit from the process?

Join us for our webinar on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions – NAMAs and effective stakeholder consultation in NAMA development and implementation!

The webinar is aimed at civil society organizations who want to learn about NAMAs and/or get involved in the process of NAMA development. Its purpose will be to build understanding of the functioning of NAMAs and the significance of public participation for accountability of NAMA actions. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the cases of NAMAs on the ground and how the involvement of civil society can build their capacity and lead to wide range of co-benefits.


Urska Trunk, Carbon Market Watch – Introduction to NAMAs
• James Vener, UNDP – The role of stakeholder engagement in NAMA development process
Constanza Gomez Mont, Integral Platform for Sustainable Development (PIDES) – NAMA case study: Low Emission Schools in Mexico
Nino Gamisonia, Rural Communities Development Agency (RCDA) – NAMA case study: Gender sensitive and community driven NAMA in Georgia


NAMAs were developed with the Bali Action Plan in 2007 as an UNFCCC mitigation instrument to allow developing countries to take part in global efforts of fighting climate change. They include a range of activities proposed by developing country governments to meet national development goals and reduce their emissions.

NAMAs are not burdened by the inherit “offsetting” problem of the CDM because they allow emission reductions to be accounted for, where they take place. Consequently, NAMA could become a great tool for climate finance.

As more and more NAMAs are being developed, the question arises on the role civil society members can play in their design and implementation. Involvement of civil society will be crucial to deliver sustainable development benefits, ensure accountability and enhance the potential for successful NAMAs.

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  • In order to help create awareness on what NAMAs are and foster civil society’s involvement in the processes, Carbon Market Watch has developed a Beginner’s Guide to NAMAs.

This is the first webinar of a “capacity building” process on NAMAs launched by Carbon Market Watch in June 2015 with the publishing of a beginner’s guide. A second webinar, as well as webinars in Spanish and French, will follow in the fall of 2015. Join the Network to have more information.

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