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Recording Webinar available now: NAMA development: Transformational change and financial mechanisms – what is the link?

Short description webinar: In this webinar, the Technical Support Unit of the NAMA Facility discussed the importance of transformational change and financial mechanisms and explained the link to the development of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). The participants had the opportunity to raise questions and discuss the topics raised.

The webinar recording is available below

Please find video clips of the NAMA Facility experts discussing the subjects of the webinar below.

NAMA Facility workshop on financial mechanisms - 23 May 2016 Bonn

The NAMA Facility organised a workshop during the Bonn Climate Change Conference on 23 May 2016.

The workshop focused on the potential of financial mechanisms to trigger transformational change towards a low-carbon trajectory. We drew on experiences from three competitive bidding rounds (‘Calls’) held by the NAMA Facility. Strengths’ and weaknesses of different financial instruments has been discussed.


Please find the presentations of the workshop below.

Supporting the Implementation of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs)
Transformational change and financing mechanisms - what's the link?

Press Release

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.


In 2012, the NAMA Facility was jointly established by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate (EFKM) and the European Commission joined the programme as new Donors in 2015. The NAMA Facility aims at providing financial support to developing countries and emerging economies that show leadership in tackling climate change and that want to implement transformational country-led NAMAs (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions) within the existing global mitigation architecture in the short term. Total funding made available through the Facility since its inception is 202 million euro. 14 projects are receiving support.



Executive Summary NAMA Facility annual report 2015

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. 

NAMA Facility – outlook on activities in 2016

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  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. 



Review NAMA Facility Meeting on Monitoring and Evaluation

Photo: Workshop participants in Berlin; Credits: Raina Müller-Bornemann

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. 


Please find the NAMA Facility monitoring and evaluation framework published in November 2015 here

Press release


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... more

Third Call: Assessment of submitted NAMA Support Project Outlines finalized

The Third Call for NAMA Support Project Outlines closed on 15 July 2015.

In total, 42 Outlines have been received and assessed against the selection criteria of the NAMA Facility. Final results will be communicated at the COP 21 in Paris during the reception of the NAMA Facility, on 7 December 2015.

For further information about the presence of the NAMA Facility at the COP 21, please visit:

The NAMA Facility is looking forward to seeing you there.

Stakeholder Consultation – Proceedings and Outcomes

As part of the stocktaking a closed consultation was organized in October 2015 among stakeholders from finance, institutions and think tanks central to climate finance. The discussions were frank and yielded insights that are thought to be of interest to a broader audience. We therefore publish the proceedings of the meeting here, underscoring that the views presented are not necessarily shared by the NAMA Facility, nor the donors supporting it. 

Please find the proceedings and outcomes here 

Who we are and what we do

The NAMA Facility provides tailor-made support for the implementation of highly ambitious and transformational NAMAs in developing countries. The Facility conducts competitive calls and selects the most ambitious and promising NAMA Support Projects for funding.

The NAMA Facility is a joint programme of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate (EFKM) and the European Commission.

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NAMA Support Projects

So far, the NAMA Facility has made three calls for projects and 12 NAMA Support Projects are now receiving support. The selected NAMA Support Projects represent the most advanced and ambitious NAMAs worldwide. They cover different sectors such as transport, renewable energy, agriculture and forestry, and come from a range of countries. The NAMA Facility is currently supporting NSPs in Mexico, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Chile, Peru, Thailand, Burkina Faso, Tajikistan, China, Kenya and two projects in Colombia. To learn more about the NAMA Facility portfolio, please click here.

Potential for transformational change

NAMA Support Projects supported by the NAMA Facility need to fit into the context of a broader NAMA and need to have the potential to catalyse transformational change in a partner country towards a low-carbon development path.

The potential for transformational change is one of the central criteria considered when evaluating the goals of a NAMA Support Project.

To learn more about the concept of transformational change, please click here or here.


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