Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs)

This site contains a background reading list of key documents, this list is non-exhaustive and will be updated throughout the programme.


Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs)

Cover UNFCCC 12 smallUNFCCC (2012): NAMA Registry Information Note
The Conference of Parties (COP), at its sixteenth session, decided to set up a registry to record NAMAs seeking international support, to facilitate the matching of finance, technology and capacity-building support with these actions, and to recognize other NAMAs. The objective of this note is to provide information to Parties in advance of the presentation of the prototype of the registry at SBI 36. It contains a brief description of the registry, including its sections and functions, and presents an overview of the information on NAMAs and support to be submitted by the users of the registry.


Cover CCCAP 13 smallCCAP (2011): Discussion Paper - Supported NAMA Template
Short paper describing some of the key anticipated elements of a supported NAMA template, as well as an example from Mexico.





Ecofys (XXXX): NAMA template

Cover GIZ 14 smallGIZ (2012): Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions - A Technical Assistance Sourcebook for Practitioners
This sourcebook compiles and reviews GIZ's experience in building capacity for mitigation action in Asia and the rest of the world. It offers guidance to GIZ employees and developing countries responsible for implementing NAMAs.




Cover GIZ 15 smallGIZ (2012): Factsheet Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA)
This factsheet provides a brief summary of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), covering, amongst others, the following aspects: NAMAs and the UN Climate Negotiations; NAMA spectrum and typologies; NAMAs and the CDM; potential of NAMAs and key success factors.




Cover UNDP NAMAs 16 smallUNDP (2009): Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions: Key Issues for Consideration
This paper gives an overview of the building blocks of a global mitigation architecture: LEDS, NAMAs, and MRV. It also discusses individual instruments of mitigation measures like a carbon tax, cap-and-trade, sectoral top runner approaches, and the MRV of sectoral measures. Additionally, the paper discusses how to set up the institutional mechanisms for LEDS, NAMAs, GHG inventories and National Communications.


Cover WI 17 smallWI (2011): Current Developments in Pilot Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions of Developing Countries (NAMAs)
This document from the Wuppertal Institute summarizes the different recent debates about NAMAs (definition, calculation of mitigation effects, sustainable development co-benefits, MRV within the climate finance context, MRV and double counting, MRV and sustainability, costs, barriers and risks) and analyzes the current developments of 16 pilot NAMAs in Indonesia, Lao PDR, Mexico, Peru, Serbia, South Africa, Thailand and Tunisia.



Cover Ecofys 18 smallEcofys/ECN/CCAP (2011): Annual Status Report on NAMAs
The report includes an up to date snapshot of current NAMA developments around the world as well as an analysis and overview of lessons learned in NAMA development.





Cover GIZ 19 smallGIZ (2012): Presentation "NAMA Financing: How to structure climate financing vehicles"
This document presents different aspects and questions of NAMA financing, such as:
- State of the art: Expectations and reality of NAMAs
- The climate finance story so far: good news and bad news
- The financing architecture of a NAMA
                                                       - Sources and accessibility of climate finance
                                                       - MRVable NAMA attracting MRVable support
                                                       - Barriers and risks.

Cover GIZ NAMA pptNationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs): Steps for Moving a NAMA from Idea to Implementation
The presentation provides a 10-step tool to contextualize, design and implement NAMAs.
English version, French version



Nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) are concrete initiatives that shift a technology or sector onto a low-carbon trajectory. A Low-Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) outlines the intended overall economic, energy, and emissions trajectory for a country and helps to identify trigger points for policy intervention. continue


Measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) should be an essential component of any mitigation action. continue

GHG Inventory System

A high-quality national GHG inventory system provides a foundation for mitigation actions and MRV. continue