The concept of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) was introduced in 2007 under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as a mechanism for enabling mitigation action in developing countries, with financial and technical backing from industrialised nations. Since then, the concept has evolved to more complex levels of ambition, and NAMAs have proliferated with participation from developing countries across the world. The discussion in this paper is divided into 3 main sections:
- Availability of NAMA finance: an overview of the international
landscape of NAMA finance and available funding resources, to set the
context for discussing barriers to NAMA financing.
- Accessing NAMA finance – barriers and enabling conditions: this
section discusses the experiences of developing countries with
accessing financial support for NAMAs and some of the barriers and
enablers evident in the process, highlighting lessons learned
discusses the CDKN-supported interventions.
- NAMA outlook – interface with the Green Climate Fund: a closer look at
the GCF as a potential source of funding for NAMAs, and some of the
factors in their integration.
Khan, D. Financing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions: Insights from Climate and Development Knowledge Network’s (CDKN) experience. (2016) 16 pp.