NAMAs Workshop Background Paper

NAMAs Workshop Background Paper

 
Date: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Type: 
Official documents
Abstract

Background on NAMAs
Since they were first proposed in 2007, at the Thirteenth Conference of the Parties (COP-13) of the United Nations
Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bali, Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions
(NAMAs) have become one of the building blocks of international climate negotiations.
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Although the emergence of the NAMA concept dates back to 2007, the definition that was introduced as an
outcome of COP-13 in the Bali Action Plan is still the one that prevails and gathers the consensus of the Parties
to the Convention: “Nationally appropriate mitigation actions by developing country Parties in the context of
sustainable development, supported and enabled by technology, financing and capacity building, in a measurable,
reportable and verifiable manner” (UNFCCC, 2007).
NAMAs refer to greenhouse gas (GHG) emission mitigation measures that developing countries choose to
voluntary undertake in accordance with their respective capacities and socio-economic realities. These measures
should also support and take place in the context of sustainable development priorities of the host country. One
of the key elements of NAMAs is that they are expected to be a vehicle to channel international support in terms
of technology transfer, financing and capacity building.

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