This update provides information on individual nationally approved mitigation actions (NAMAs) by developing countries, including NAMAs seeking support for preparation and implementation, and related support, events and activities, for the period from October to November 2015.
November 2015: This update provides information on individual nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) by developing countries, including NAMAs seeking support for preparation and implementation, and related support, events and activities, for the period from October to November 2015.
On 27 November 2015, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) NAMA Registry displayed a total of: 58 NAMAs seeking support for preparation (up by 8 from 1 October); 54 NAMAs seeking support for implementation (up by 4 from 1 October); seven NAMAs for recognition; 18 entries on support for NAMAs; and 14 supported NAMAs. [UNFCCC NAMA Registry]
Based on the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) DTU Partnership pipeline, as of 1 November, total support requested for NAMAs was US$7.8 billion and support offered US$137 million (up by US$55 million since 1 September). [UNEP DTU NAMA Pipeline]
On NAMAs seeking support for preparation, according to the UNEP-DTU Partnership pipeline, in October, Rwanda, Uganda, Malaysia and Mongolia made submissions. Seven NAMAs by Rwanda, with individual project costs varying from US$235,000-520,000, focus on composting, improved charcoal production kilns, solar mini-grids, solar water heating, energy efficiency in tea and coffee production, bus rapid transit (BRT) and waste incineration. The projects will receive in-kind support from Rwandan climate change entities. [UNEP DTU NAMA Pipeline]
Three NAMAs by Uganda seeking support for preparation focus on rice production and a regulatory framework for vehicle efficiency. Uganda currently lacks an “approved” national transport policy. Malaysia submitted a request for a study on ways to reactivate renewable energy Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project activities in the country. Mongolia requested technical assistance from the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) for preparing a NAMA on multipurpose utilization of biochar. [UNEP DTU NAMA Pipeline] [Transport 2020 Article on Uganda] [Transport NAMA File on Ugandan NAMA]
In addition, new entries in the UNFCCC registry in NAMAs seeking support for preparation in October-November included three NAMAs by Colombia on: sustainable bovine livestock; transformation of the panela (sugar) sector; and renewable energy for areas outside the national grid. [UNFCCC NAMA Registry]
On NAMAs seeking support for implementation, according to the UNEP-DTU Partnership pipeline, in October, Malaysia submitted a request for support to a subnational-level integrated e-waste management system. [UNEP DTU NAMA Pipeline]
In addition, based on the UNFCCC registry: Colombia submitted NAMAs seeking support for implementation in the refrigeration sector and public lighting efficiency. Bosnia and Herzegovina requested support for the construction of a sustainable building pilot. [UNFCCC NAMA Registry]
On supported NAMAs, NAMA News reported on capacity-development support from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to a multi-phase NAMA by the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) aimed at providing electricity access to more than 90% of the country’s households by 2020, including through renewable energy mini-grids. Initial efforts will focus on securing funding for the US$3.4 million project. The second stakeholder consultation for this NAMA was held in September in Vientiane, Lao PDR. [NAMA News Article on Support] [NAMA News Article on Consultation] [UNDP Report on Lao PDR’s NAMA]
The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) released a factsheet on a NAMA in Indonesia’s cocoa production sector that is underpinned by carbon ‘insetting’ schemes that sequester carbon and provide payments to smallholder farmers for the provision of ecosystem services. CIAT is supporting local actors in a scoping study around the concept. [CIAT Publication]
The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) reported on its support to NAMA readiness programmes in Peru’s waste sector and Viet Nam’s cement sector. In the case of Viet Nam, October saw the launch of a draft readiness plan and a workshop organized in Hanoi. [NDF Article on Readiness Support] [NDF Report on Viet Nam Workshop]
On financing available for NAMAs, the NAMA Facility, led by Germany and the UK, announced it had finalized the assessment of 42 support project outlines received in its third call and that final results would be communicated during the NAMA Facility’s reception at the UN Paris Climate Change Conference on 7 December. [NAMA Facility Press Release]
On other NAMA-related news in October-November, the NAMAcademy organized a workshop on creating and implementing NAMAs in various sectors in Denmark in October. [UNEP-DTU Article on NAMAcademy] [UNEP-DTU Article on NAMAcademy Expanding]
The NAMA Facility held a consultation in October, in London, the UK, on the future prospects for climate finance, expectations for the UN Paris Climate Change Conference and NAMA Facility experiences. [NAMA Facility Consultation Report]
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) reported on a stakeholder workshop for initiating the development of a NAMA it is supporting in the Kenyan dairy sector. [ICRAF Story]
The Mexican-German Programme for NAMAs (proNAMA) held a webinar to mark the finalization of the four-year €7 million programme. [Mitigation Partnership Press Release]
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and UNEP-DTU launched a report titled ‘Framework for Measuring Sustainable Development in NAMAs,’ which seeks to provide a framework with criteria and indicators for the assessment of sustainable development impacts of NAMAs. [IISD, UNEP-DTU Publication]
NAMA News reported on enhanced features in the UNFCCC NAMA registry. [NAMA News Article]
NAMAs are actions that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relative to business-as-usual (BAU) emissions in 2020 in developing countries and are prepared under the umbrella of a governmental initiative. The UNFCCC distinguishes between NAMAs at the national level, communicated by parties through a formal submission, and individual NAMAs that range from projects to sectoral programmes or policies. The UNFCCC further differentiates between individual NAMAs in preparation and those in implementation. NAMAs are supported by finance, technology and capacity building.