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Nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs)

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).

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

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).

NAMA Support Projects (NSPs)

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.

NAMA Support Organisations (NSOs) 

NSOs (currently, implementing organisations) are responsible and accountable for the proper delivery of funds and/or services, the financial and administrative management of the project, reporting to the Technical Support Unit (TSU) and the Board, and for monitoring. The architecture of the NAMA Facility does not allow for a direct transfer of funds to the implementing (government) institution in the partner country. Eligible NSOs, now called implementation organisations, can submit Project Concepts, Outlines and Proposals to the Mitigation Action Facility.

NAMA Facility Grant Agent (NFGA)

As NFGA of the NAMA Facility Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is commissioned to administer the NAMA Facility. This comprises financial and contractual management as well as due diligence of NAMA Support Organisations (NSOs).

NAMA Facility Board

The central decision-making body of the NAMA Facility. Currently the Board comprises representatives from four Donors, i.e. German BMWK, UK BEIS, Danish KEFM and MFA and the European Union (EU). The Board takes all relevant decisions related to strategy, policies, guidelines and budget, and selects the NAMA Support Projects (NSPs) for funding.

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