NAMAs Workshop Concept Note

NAMAs Workshop Concept Note

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

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) refer to a set of strategies, programmes and
projects that developing countries can undertake on a voluntary basis in order to reduce their
emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG). The concept of NAMAs was first introduced in 2007, at the
13th Conference of the Parties (COP-13) Meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on
Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Bali, Indonesia.
NAMAs are considered an important tool that developing countries can use to structure, promote
and support their GHG emission reductions. Unlike other internationally supported GHG mitigation
mechanisms, such as the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), NAMAs are intended to be
broader in scope (i.e. target sectors instead of standalone projects) and driven by national
governments. In fact, one of the distinctive aspects of NAMAs is their alignment with the
sustainable development goals of host countries, and thus their potential to complement and support
green growth or low-emission development strategies.

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