The International NAMA Facility announced its second call for NAMA Support Project Outlines today, inviting national governments of developing countries and emerging economies to submit proposals for highly ambitious, feasible projects that have the potential to catalyze transformational change toward low-carbon development. NAMA Facility was established bythe German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) of the United Kingdom (UK) to support developing countries and emerging economies that show leadership on tackling climate change and that want to implement ambitious climate protection measures.To read more about the Facility, including the selection process and submission templates, please click here. The call will be open until July 15, 2014.
NAMAs, or National Appropriate Mitigation Actions, are voluntary climate protection measures taken by developing countries, which are embedded within their plans for national development. The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) is an organization which helps policy-makers around the world develop, promote and implement innovative, market-based solutions to major climate, air quality and energy problems that balance both environmental and economic interests. CCAP works to support the design and implementation of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) in developing countries through regionally-based dialogues, web-based exchanges, and practitioner networks. During the NAMA Facility’s first call for submissions, CCAP worked with a number of countries to develop promising proposals(watch CCAP’s NAMA video ), including Colombia’s Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) NAMA, one of the five projects selected for first-round funding. The Colombian TOD NAMA aims to promote smart development around public transit in order to reduce the country’s car-use, leading to cleaner air and more livable, walkable cities. CCAP is currently working on the ground with Colombian officials to complete the appraisal stage of the TOD NAMA before implementation can begin. Read more about the Colombian TOD NAMA.
CCAP continues to encourage the GCF to take into account six core criteria for selecting developing-country proposals to support with GCF funds, including those that couple ambitious policy actions with financial mechanisms that can mobilize private-sector investment.
Additional resources for NAMAs, please visit the following websites: