As announced during the climate negotiations 2012 in Doha, Qatar, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) of the United Kingdom (UK) jointly established the NAMA Facility. In 2013 they contributed jointly an initial €69 million* of funding to support developing countries and emerging economies that show leadership on tackling climate change and that want to implement ambitious climate protection measures (NAMAs). BMUB and BEIS jointly contributed an additional €49* million, to fund a 2nd bidding round for NAMA Support Projects 2014. The Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate (EFKM) and the European Commission joined the NAMA Facility as new Donors in 2015. The 3rd call for NAMA Support Project Outlines was made possible due to a joint contribution of additional funding of up to EUR 84* million by BMUB, BEIS, EFKM and the European Commission. Recognizing the current and future role of NAMAs in the climate architecture, BMUB and other donors continue to provide tailor-made funding for their implementation in partner countries. They jointly provide up to EUR 59* million for a 4th Call of the NAMA Facility.
* Please note the figures provided are round figures. Each of the sums contain the EUR equivalent values of the British and Danish contributions, which could be affected by exchange rate fluctuations.
In the context of international climate change negotiations, NAMAs (nationally appropriate mitigation actions) are considered to be voluntary climate protection measures taken by developing countries and emerging economies, which are embedded within their plans for national development. These contribute to bringing the respective country on to a low-carbon development trajectory. In previous years, developing countries have prepared a multitude of ambitious climate protection measures. However, accessing finance for implementation through existing commercial and public channels has proven difficult, particularly for the most innovative parts of NAMAs. The NAMA Facility builds on previous support and addresses the demand for tailor-made climate finance by funding the implementation of ambitious country-led NAMAs, thus delivering concrete greenhouse gas reductions.