Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions

Insights from example development

Published: 01/03/2010

In the international climate negotiations up to Copenhagen in December 2009 “nationally appropriate mitigation actions” (NAMAs) was used as an acronym as the solution of many open issues and with very different interpretations on what the term actually stands for. The negotiations so far left open what NAMAs actually are. Views differ on the institutional structure needed for providing support to NAMAs as well as on ways to measure, report and verify actions.

Against this background, Ecofys elaborated in several projects concrete examples for NAMAs to understand the issues arising from this concept.This report summarizes the lessons learnt in this process. We try to address the following questions:

  1. What is a ‘NAMA’ and what are possible examples?
  2. Which issues need to be solved in developing and implementing a NAMA framework?
  3. Which issues need to be considered by countries when developing concrete NAMA proposals?

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Katja Eisbrenner
Climate Strategies and Policies