The NAMA Facility

NAMA Facility: Inspiring Ambitious Action on Climate Change

Our Vision is to:

Accelerate low carbon development to keep temperature rises to well below 2°C by financing measures that shift challenging sectors in a country towards a sustainable, irreversible, low carbon pathway.

Our Mission is to: 

  1. Financing innovative projects that tackle specific local challenges for cutting emissions in sectors and countries with strong potential for being scaled up, replicated and able to influence wider sectoral changes.
  2. Unlocking investment opportunities by providing tailor-made climate finance to fund projects with potential to: 
    1. Strengthen country ownership to deliver low carbon activities and aligning them closely with country’s NDC and other relevant climate and development plans;
    2. Pilot financing models to overcome market barriers to low-carbon development;
    3. Use innovative technologies and approaches that need donor financing to deliver on country plans; and 
    4. Boost participation of the private sector to deliver low carbon activities.

Our Approach is to: 

Select through open competition the most transformational NAMAs from across all sectors and all developing countries – those with the potential to improve, for example, the way that people live, work and move around while also catalysing bigger changes across a sector. 

As announced during the climate negotiations 2012 in Doha, Qatar, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) 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 EUR 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). BMU and BEIS jointly contributed an additional EUR 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 BMU, BEIS, EFKM and the European Commission. Recognizing the current and future role of NAMAs in the climate architecture, BMU 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 conjunction with the COP 23 in Bonn, Germany, on 13 November 2017 the Donors of the NAMA Facility announced its most recent 5th Call for Proposals. The UK, Germany and the European Commission intend to contribute additional funding up to EUR 85* million for the 5th Call. 

NAMA Facility – Inspiring Ambitious Action on Climate Change.

The Donors of the NAMA Facility present the NAMA Facility’s Vision and Mission, a stocktaking and the latest funding commitment in the publication “Inspiring Ambitious Action on Climate Change”.

The publication reflects on the NAMA Facility’s current role in the international climate finance landscape, lays out the importance of NAMAs for implementing Nationally Determined Contributions and highlights core principles on learning and evaluation and presents five short case studies from the NAMA Facility’s portfolio.

NAMA Facility – Inspiring Ambitious Action on Climate Change

* This new funding reinforces the continued important role the NAMA Facility has in inspiring ambitious action on climate in developing countries and helping to keep global temperature rises to well below 2 degrees. Denmark is also a Donor to the NAMA Facility.