CDKN is the Climate and Development Knowledge Network
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.