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Germany, Denmark, European Commission and the UK support additional climate change mitigation projects in South Africa and Guatemala
The NAMA Facility continues to support the implementation of National Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) that are ambitious and stand out for their potential for transformational change towards a low-carbon development pathway in developing countries and emerging economies. In the end of April 2016, the four Donors of the NAMA Facility have pre-approved two additional NAMA Support Projects for funding:
The South African Government is supported in enhancing energy efficiency in public sector buildings by improving the conditions for the private sector to deliver energy efficiency services and relieve municipal and provincial governments from some of the high up-front investment costs. This could become a permanent push for lowering energy consumption in buildings and reducing the strain on the South African energy generation.
In Guatemala, improved energy efficiency in households of rural and particularly indigenous communities will decrease the unsustainable use of firewood while creating considerable health and social benefits for women and children. The project will complement Guatemala’s efforts to protect its forests and to conserve this important natural carbon sink.
Already in November 2015, three ambitious NAMA Support Projects in Colombia, China and Kenya have been pre-approved from the NAMA Facility’s 3rd Call for applications. All five pre-selected projects have been linked to the partner countries’ intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) to the Paris Agreement and thus can serve the actual implementation of their (I)NDCs.
Meanwhile, the Thailand Refrigeration and Air Conditioning NAMA, which was selected in the 2nd Call of the NAMA Facility, has received its final go from Donors to move on to implementation. With the financial support of the NAMA Facility of up to EUR 14,722,000, Thailand is striving to convert its refrigeration and air conditioning sector by setting the regulatory framework and stimulating supply and demand for energy efficient and climate friendly technologies in the market.
Please find here the executive summary of the NAMA Facility annual report 2015 to find out more about the NAMA Facility activities during the period January 2015 - December 2015.
As a follow up to the COP 21 in Paris and in light of the lessons learned from the first three Calls, the NAMA Facility is currently preparing the 4th Call for NAMA Support Projects in 2016 which still requires the approval of the donors of the NAMA Facility.
In preparation of a potential 4th Call, the Technical Support Unit of the NAMA Facility is revising the procedures of the NAMA Facility in order to simplify access, improve readiness for implementation as well as to strengthen the financial structuring of NAMAs and their linkage to the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). Further information and guidance on preparing NAMA Support Projects is expected to be published at www.nama-facility.org in the first half of 2016.
The NAMA Facility is still in the process of completing the 3rd Call and will likely announce further NAMA Support Projects (NSPs) selected for support in spring 2016. The portfolio of the NAMA Facility already comprises 12 NAMA Support Projects.
On 18 January 2016 the NAMA Facility hosted a monitoring and evaluation workshop in Berlin. Project managers of all 12 NAMA Support Projects selected for support by the Board of the NAMA Facility participated in the workshop. The workshop kicked off with a short presentation by the project managers on each NAMA Support Project. The presenters explained the project structure and concrete envisaged measures, and shed light on how their projects aim to trigger transformational change towards low-carbon development. Succeeding the presentations, the participants discussed the NAMA Facility’s monitoring and evaluation framework and how to comply with its requirements. In smaller working groups the participants had the opportunity to exchange on how to work with the mandatory core indicators, on reduced greenhouse gas emissions or the volume of public finance mobilized for low-carbon investment and development. The event not only served as a learning hub but provided likewise a forum for project managers to link up and build a network for projects supporting the implementation of NAMAs. An additional workshop is planned to be held in the course of the year 2016 inviting a larger audience.
Germany, Denmark, European Commission, and the UK support ambitious climate change mitigation projects in Colombia, Kenya and China
Three projects were pre-approved from the NAMA Facility’s third call for applications. In Colombia the NAMA Facility will support the acceleration of a 100% phase-in of natural refrigerants used in refrigerators in only three years. In China the NAMA Facility is supporting its first support project in the waste management sector, introducing integrated waste management in connection with a wider national investment programme to improve waste management in general. Finally, the NAMA Facility is supporting a transport project in Kenya, helping address congestion in Nairobi by co-financing the development of a Bus Rapid Transport system.
“NAMAs can be a motor for transformative change – the NAMA Facility supports the most ambitious among them” says Dr Barbara Hendricks, German Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).
The NAMA Facility received an impressive amount of applications in the third project call that illustrate its global reach and the wide variety of emissions reduction ideas and potential actions.
In addition to the 3 projects mentioned above, the NAMA Facility is working with the submitters of a number of other projects to assess the feasibility of these ideas in more depth, and hope to make a further announcement in the first half of 2016. We recognize the challenges countries face in preparing detailed NAMA project proposals, and after Paris, in turning their INDCs into concrete proposals, and are considering how the NAMA Facility can provide further support to project development in future.
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The Third Call for NAMA Support Project Outlines closed on 15 July 2015.
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Extended information on 42 NAMA Support Project Outlines received in the 3rd Call of the NAMA Facility
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The Third Call for NAMA Support Project Outlines of the NAMA Facility closed on 15 July 2015. NAMA Support Project Outlines received are currently evaluated with regard to their eligibility, ambition and feasibility.
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