Developing Financeable NAMAs: A Practitioner's Guide

By Jason Dion, Deborah Murphy, Melissa Harris, Seton Stiebert, David Sawyer, Jason Dion, Melissa Harris on April 29, 2013

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) are fast becoming the climate finance vehicle of choice to help developing countries transition to low carbon, climate resilient futures.

Developing countries, their development partners and other actors in and around the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are working to operationalize the concept to leverage domestic climate finance with bilateral and multilateral support, and through carbon markets.

To help operationalize NAMAs, the International Institute for Sustainable Development has produced an easy-to-use-guide to help practitioners successfully identify and prioritize financeable NAMAs.

The guidebook is a time saver, with easy-to-follow instructions based on real experience and a proven track record of success. IISD's climate change and energy team's step-by-step guide is based on its technical expertise and lessons learned from on work in Kenya, Bangladesh, Trinidad and Tobago, and Congo Basin countries including Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda.

The guide book offers a quick screen methodology to identify NAMA opportunities with potential for climate financing, and a deep screen methodology to analyze and determine the most appropriate development options to meet country-specific needs. And the process has been tailored to produce NAMA Concepts and Proposals that align with the requirements of the UNFCCC NAMA registry that will open this year.

The guide walks policy makers through all the steps needed to successfully develop NAMAs and demonstrate preparedness to access available funding.

The guidebook is part of IISD's effort to support low-carbon, climate resilient development in developing countries.