Project Partner

Project partners, formerly referred to as implementing partners under the NAMA Facility, consist of national (sector) ministries, financial institutions such as regional or national (development) banks and other public and/or private entities working closely with the implementation organisation(s) and together with them mandated by the national government to implement and operate the project. The strong involvement and ownership of the national government and project partners is considered to be essential for the success of the project. Under the NAMA Facility, they were called implementing partners (IPs).  

Project

Projects are funded by the Mitigation Action Facility and provide support to governments for the implementation of sector-wide mitigation actions, Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and long-term strategies (LTS) through the provision of financial support and technical cooperation instruments. Under the NAMA Facility, these were called NAMA Support Projects (NSPs).

Partner country

An ODA-eligible country in which a project of the Mitigation Action Facility is being developed (DPP), implemented or has concluded the implementation phase.

Official Development Assistance (ODA)

ODA is defined as government aid that promotes and specifically targets the economic development and welfare of developing countries. The Development Assistance Committee (DAC) adopted ODA as the “gold standard” of foreign aid in 1969 and it remains the main source of financing for development aid. ODA data is collected, verified and made publicly available by the OECD.

Facility Grant Agent

As Facility Grant Agent, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is commissioned to administer the Mitigation Action Facility. This comprises financial and contractual management as well as due diligence of implementation organisations (former NSOs).

Mitigation Action Facility Board (the Board)

The central decision-making body of the Mitigation Action Facility. Currently the Board comprises representatives from five Donors, i.e. German BMWK, UK BEIS, Danish KEFM and MFA, the European Union (EU) and the Children Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). The Board takes all relevant decisions related to strategy, policies, guidelines and budget, and selects the projects for funding.

Mitigation Action Facility

Jointly established by the governments of Germany and the United Kingdom and co-funded by the Danish government and the European Union. Formerly known as the NAMA Facility and renamed in 2023. It provides financial support to developing countries and emerging economies that show leadership on tackling climate change and that want to implement transformational country-led mitigation actions or measures within the global mitigation architecture, specifically implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and long-term strategies (LTS). More information about the governance of the Mitigation Action Facility.

Mitigation action / measure

A broad range of concrete instruments and activities developed and implemented in order to achieve the objectives of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to meet Paris Agreement goals. Mitigation actions and measures can also be understood within the concept of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), which were implementation modalities for NDCs. Under the Mitigation Action Facility, these actions or measures are focused on driving decarbonisation in priority sectors, including energy, transport and industry. See definition for NAMAs

Long-term Strategy (LTS)

Long-term strategies (LTSs) along with the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are on of the key mechanisms under the Paris Agreement to achieve climate-resilient future. In contrary to NDCs that operate on five-year cycles, LTSs involve planning to 2050. In accordance with Article 4, paragraph 19, of the Paris Agreement, all Parties should strive to formulate and communicate long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies, mindful of Article 2 (long-term temperature goal) taking into account their common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, in the light of different national circumstances.

Implemention organisation

Implementation organisations, formerly known under the NAMA Facility as, firstly, Delivery Organisations and, later, NAMA Support Organisations (NSOs), are responsible and accountable for the proper delivery of funds and/or services, the financial and administrative management of the project, as well as monitoring and reporting to the Technical Support Unit (TSU) and the Board. An eligible Implementation Organisation can be nominated latest during the Detailed Preparation Phase (DPP) to then be in charge of the Project Proposal submission. The architecture of the Mitigation Action Facility does not allow for a direct transfer of funds to government institutions (i.e. Ministries) in partner countries. The Ministries therefore cannot serve as implementation organisations but are widely represented as project partners.  

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