Facilitating Implementation and Readiness for Mitigation (FIRM)

Support for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in Developing Countries

The Facilitating Implementation and Readiness for Mitigation (FIRM) project, funded by the Danish International Development Agency, DANIDA, works to strengthen strengthen national capacities to formulate low carbon development strategies and identify mitigation opportunities within the context of national sustainable development priorities and the evolving concept of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). Towards this end, it will provide technical and methodological advice and institutional capacity-building to national agencies and their stakeholders in the participating countries.

Implemented by UNEP's Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) together with the UNEP DTU Partnership (formerly UNEP Risø Centre), in-country activities will leverage key involvement of local centres of excellence and national experts.

The project builds on existing UNEP and UNEP DTU Partnership experience and support to developing countries, in areas such as the GEF funded initiative for Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs) and Technology Action Plans (TAPs) and other national priorities identified through studies, such as the Green Economy scoping studies as well as other ongoing activities to identify options for climate change mitigation and resource efficiency in the respective countries.

More specifically, the FIRM project provides financial, technical and methodological support to create the necessary conditions in participating developing countries to identify low carbon development options and formulate and implement GHG emission reduction activities within the context of sustainable development. The project will contribute towards the development and understanding of the concept of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and will provide support to national processes for identifying and formulating NAMAs by enabling institutional arrangements, national MRV systems, and legal structures for NAMAs.

17 MAY 2022