New Features

How the Ambition Initiative differs from previous Calls

The NAMA Facility Ambition Initiative features several new characteristics that distinguish it from previous Calls, targeting an even higher level of ambition in mitigation projects to achieve transformation towards carbon-neutrality and to allow countries to build back greener as they recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

The new characteristics of the Ambition Initiative include the following:

  • Focus on enhanced and ambitious NDCs as an eligibility criterium (for details please refer to sections 4.1 and 5.1.3 of the General Information Document)
  • Focus on NSPs targeting sectors explicitly included in the enhanced NDCs (for details please refer to sections 4.1 and 5.1.3 of the General Information Document)
  • Emphasis on the role of global cooperation in climate change mitigation, in particular on cooperation with the NDC Partnership (NDCP) (for details please refer to sections 4.1 and 5.1.3 of the General Information Document)
  • The requirement to ensure contribution to existing national efforts for green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic (for details please refer to sections 4.1 and 5.1.3 of the General Information Document)
  • Strengthened emphasis on innovation in the context of raised NDC ambition and consideration of applications for NSPs that require a small sized pilot for novel technologies before moving into a larger scale project. This focus on novel technologies is optional for NSPs (for details please refer to section 6 of the General Information Document)
  • Increased upper funding volume of EUR 25 million per NSP (for details please refer to sections 4.1 and 5.1.3 of the General Information Document)
  • Disbursement of additional budget for highly successful NSPs (for details please refer to section 6 of the General Information Document)
  • Possibility for commercial organisations to serve as Applicants/Applicant Support Partners (ASPs) and NAMA Support Organisations (NSOs)

The NAMA Facility remains committed to a simple and clear application process, direct accessibility for Applicants, and a fair and transparent competitive Call. The Ambition Initiative Call application process largely follows the application process and procedures from the 7th Call.

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