How to get Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) to work
This paper, How to get Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) to work, identifies three types of issues as potential obstacles for NAMAs in the early stage of development.
In 2007, all countries agreed on the concept of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) as a new instrument in international cooperation on climate change. Three years later neither host countries nor financing countries know specifically how to deal with NAMAs and their status. Some important issues still need to be resolved before NAMAs can prove their full benefits.
Ecofys is one of the few institutions with experience in piloting NAMAs already since 2008, and this policy update identifies three key potential obstacles for developing NAMAs.
First, it highlights the importance of dealing with local ownership, which is quite time intensive. It then considers the issue of deciding which NAMAs receive support and which do not. Finally, it proposes a pragmatic approach for measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) or how the climate change value of NAMAs should be accounted for in international cooperation.