Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions

West Africa Civil Society Workshop – Impact of “post Paris” climate policies on sustainable development, October 11&12, Dakar

2015 has been a decisive year for the fight against climate change, notably with the adoption of the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Also finance flows have been set in motion with the operationalization of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). But much work remains to be done to implement these important processes. The…

11 Oct 2016

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4 Feb 2016

The missing ingredients for successful NAMAs

During the Paris negotiations in December publication of Carbon Market Watch’s policy brief revealed that long-term success of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) depends on having clear guidelines on stakeholder consultations, oversight of sustainable development impacts and sector-specific environmental criteria. The strategic plan for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the NAMA Facility revision process are crucial opportunities to acknowledge these success factors.

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30 Nov 2015

Report: The missing ingredients for successful NAMAs

Summary Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) are a promising vehicle for developing countries to pursue their mitigation and development objectives. Although this dual objective also characterizes other mechanisms under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), such as the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), NAMAs are particular in the sense that they are a voluntary, country driven…

COP21 SIDE EVENT: What are NAMAs and how is civil society engagement important for their success – 12/9

Day: Wednesday, 9 December   Venue: Civil society space, Room 8 Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) were established as a vehicle to help developing countries pursue their development and mitigation goals. However, owing to the absence of regulations on stakeholder engagement and lack of environmental criteria, NAMAs face several challenges. The need for an event on…

9 Dec 2015

24 Nov 2015

WATCH THIS! NGO Newsletter #13: How NAMAs CAN add fuel to INDCs

Future of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) post 2020 is still unclear. This article shows how they could greatly contribute to support the mitigation and development objectives of developing countries, including by helping to design and implement Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). In Paris, countries are to adopt an ambitious international climate agreement to be…

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24 Nov 2015

WATCH THIS! NGO Newsletter #13: NAMAs

NAMAs state of play   NAMA development has increased significantly in the past years, with 30% more NAMAs in development since December 2014. According to the NAMA Database by Ecofys,[i] which tracks NAMA development worldwide, up to October 2015 there were 162 NAMAs at different stages across 51 countries. NAMAs are preferably implemented as wide…

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17 Jul 2015

WEBINAR REPORT: ”What are NAMAs and how can civil society organisations benefit from them?” – 8 July 2015

As a part of capacity building work on NAMAs, Carbon Market Watch organized a webinar on NAMAs and how civil society can contribute to and benefit from the process. The aim of the webinar was to build understanding among the civil society organisations (CSOs) on the functioning of NAMAs and the significance of public participation for accountability of NAMA actions. The speakers included representatives of civil society and United Nations Development Program (UNDP), who are developing and implementing NAMAs on the ground. During the webinar two case studies were presented – from Mexican and Georgian NAMAs – which highlighted the opportunities for and challenges from civil society engagement on the ground.