NAMAs refer to any action that reduces emissions in developing countries and is prepared under the umbrella of a national governmental initiative. They can be policies directed at transformational change within an economic sector, or actions across sectors for a broader national focus. NAMAs are supported and enabled by technology, financing, and capacity-building and are aimed at achieving a reduction in emissions relative to ‘business as usual’ emissions in 2020. They are defined at two levels: 1) NAMAs at the National Level and 2) Individual NAMAs that contribute towards meeting the objectives of NAMAs at the National Level (Source and more information: UNFCCC).
NDCs are at the heart of the Paris Agreement. NDCs embody efforts by each country to reduce national emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. The Paris Agreement (Article 4, paragraph 2) requires each Party to prepare, communicate and maintain successive nationally determined contributions (NDCs) that it intends to achieve. Parties shall pursue domestic mitigation measures, with the aim of achieving the objectives of such contributions (Source: UNFCCC).
Projects funded by the NAMA Facility, now known as the Mitigation Action Facility, that provide support to governments for the implementation of the most ambitious parts of their Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) / Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) through the provision of financial support and technical cooperation instruments. Currently, the term NSP is abolished and the term “project” is used.
NSOs (currently, Implementation Organisations) 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. For more information, please check the term “Implementation Organisation”.
The term “NAMA FAcility Grant Agent (NFGA)” was used to refer to Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH commissioned to administer the former NAMA Facility. For more information, please check the term “Facility Grant Agent (FGA)”.
“NAMA Facility Board” used to be a term to refer to the central decision-making body of the former NAMA Facility. For more information, please check the term “Board of the Mitigation Action Facility”.