Between 4 July and 31 October 2016, National governments and Co-applicants, were invited to submit NAMA Support Project outlines to the NAMA Facility. The 4th Call for NAMA Support Project outlines is made possible due to a joint contribution of additional funding of up to EUR 60 million by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
The outcome of the NAMA Facility’s 4th Call was impressive: A total number of 75 NAMA Support Project outlines were proposed to the NAMA Facility.
The number of submissions indicates a high interest of countries in NAMA implementation, and reflects the impetus deriving from the Paris Agreement. Many national governments directly refer to the Paris Agreement or their Nationally Determined Contributions in their endorsement letters.
16 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) submitted a NAMA Support Project outline. Outlines received cover a large variety of sectors and all geographic regions. The largest share of NAMA Support Project outlines was submitted by countries from Africa, followed by countries from Asia, the Americas and Europe. Outlines from the energy sector (energy efficiency and renewable energy) feature prominently in the list of submissions followed by submissions focusing on forestry and land use, waste and waste water treatment and transport.