Three new NAMA publications launched

Wednesday 08 Oct 14

September saw the release of three new NAMA publications by UNEP DTU Partnership. 

Financing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions: A primer on the financial engineering of NAMAs presents essential principles and models of financing. It highlights challenges in the financing of the policies and programmes that make up the NAMAs, as well as possible ways to overcome these challenges.

The Primer focuses on financing the NAMA, not financing its preparation. Also, by focusing on the instruments available for public and private economic interaction, it has an implicit focus on leveraging – a term currently preferred to illustrate public-private interaction.

Authored by Søren E. Lutken, the publication argues that to design a NAMA as a theoretical exercise and to only consider in the final phase whether there is any chance to attract the financing is ill-advised. The considerations of the financing model should be factored in at the beginning of the NAMA design process, not at the end.


Several policy makers, private sector and other national stakeholders often raise questions regarding process cycle for designing and implementing a NAMA. These range from ‘how to start the NAMA development process, how is NAMA development linked to climate change policies or strategies’, to ‘who is responsible for various aspects of NAMA development, what is the role of the private sector, and is there a decision making process for considering and approving NAMAs’.

While a number of publications address the design process of NAMAs these usually focus on either content aspects of NAMAs, or on the stakeholders’ engagement at the national level.

Authored by Sudhir Sharma and Denis Desgain, Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action: Understanding NAMA Cycle aims to address the above questions and develop a clear understanding among national stakeholders on the whole process cycle as well as roles and responsibilities of various actors at each step of the NAMA process cycle.

The publication is prepared with support from the South East Asia Network of Climate Change Offices (SEAN-CC) and the Facilitating Implementation and Readiness for Mitigation (FIRM) projects.


The third publication, Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action: Understanding the MRV framework for Developing Countries, authored by Sudhir Sharma, aims to enhance the knowledge of the policy makers and decision makers in developing countries on MRV systems, including requirement of operationalizing such a system. The publication aims at increasing the understanding of MRV aspects among sectoral experts and developing-country NAMA practitioners.

The publications describes (i) The MRV framework of developing country mitigation actions as agreed by the Parties to the UNFCCC (ii) Common elements of a MRV system, including institutional arrangements as well as processes and procedures (iii) What is to be measured in context of NAMAs, the role of NAMA developer in MRV of NAMA, the information to be included in a NAMA measurement plan, reporting requirements, and different types of verification system, and (iv) Reporting of NAMA implementation in BURs and format for aggregated presentation of information on NAMAs.

This publication is prepared with support from the South East Asia Network of Climate Change Offices (SEAN-CC) and the Facilitating Implementation and Readiness for Mitigation (FIRM) projects.



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