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NAMAs and INDCs: Interactions and opportunities
Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN).
Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN).
Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN).
Ecofys, Germany.
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Countries representing more than 90 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and population have submitted intendednationally determined contributions (INDCs) in anticipation of the 21st COP in Paris. In parallel, developing countries are designing at least 152 nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) and 13 have secured implementation funding. Connecting these two concepts, more than a third of developing countries communicate a role for NAMAs in their INDCs. 

It is therefore vital to understand the potential role of NAMAs (here understood as specific actions) with respect to INDCs (which are often broader targets) and vice versa. This paper explores the links between NAMAs and INDCs with regard to various elements central to their implementation, including: access to finance; stakeholder engagement; sustainable development impacts; measurement, reporting and verification (MRV); and institutional frameworks.

To avoid delaying mitigation action any further, it is important to keep momentum behind NAMAs. They represent one of the few tools at our disposal for countries to undertake mitigation actions, be recognised for these efforts, and mobilise climate finance and investment. The skills and learning on NAMA development can be seen more fundamentally as capacity for the design of bottom-up actions. Attention should be paid now to ensure that this capacity is maintained in the future. To do this, continued attention must be paid to NAMAs in Paris, as a key implementation tool for INDCs and, therefore, a key element of the success of a new global climate agreement.

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Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety , 2015. , 27 p.
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Information Systems, Social aspects Communication Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-122987OAI: diva2:875451
Swedish Energy Agency
Available from: 2015-12-01 Created: 2015-12-01 Last updated: 2016-01-11Bibliographically approved

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