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NAMA database: Climate action proposals by developing countries increase rapidly

Published: 07/03/2012

Developing countries are demonstrating large interest in preparing proposals for action on climate change. This is a trend illustrated by the NAMA Database (www.NAMA-Database.org) that was re-launched by Ecofys today. It collects so-called Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), used by developing countries to apply for international support as agreed under the UN climate negotiations. Activities have increased substantially over the last year giving hope that this new mechanism of cooperation can make a significant contribution to averting dangerous climate change in the future.

The NAMA database has been re-launched as a wiki-based collaborative platform, where users can contribute information on ongoing activities. The database contains the latest on NAMAs being implemented worldwide, showing detailed activities, information on financing, potential impacts and how the actions are monitored.

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