NAMAs Seeking Support

United Kingdom and Germany Ready to Support 7 NAMA Projects

United Kingdom and Germany Ready to Support 7 NAMA Projects

Support for Climate Action in Developing Countries The United Kingdom and Germany have pre-selected seven projects which can be supported as “Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions” (NAMAs). NAMAs refer to any action that reduces emissions in developing countries and is prepared under the umbrella of a national governmental initiative. They can […]

Sri Lanka adopts electric vehicles in its public transportation

Sri Lanka adopts electric vehicles in its public transportation

Edited version Sustainable transport in Sri Lanka through an electric bus rapid transit system The transport sector in Sri Lanka plays a crucial role in its economic and social development, contributing up to 14 per cent of its GDP. Sri Lanka depends heavily on its public transportation system with buses […]

In Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), mini grids can help rural communities to live in dignity

In Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), mini grids can help rural communities to live in dignity

The overall target of this Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) is to support Lao PDR in achieving the goal defined in the Rural Electrification Master Plan, namely to provide access to electricity to more than 90 per cent of households in Lao PDR by 2020. The NAMA will reduce Greenhouse […]

INDC Climate Action Plans

INDC Climate Action Plans

The UNFCCC has received 160 INDC submissions representing 188 Parties. In the course of this year, each country will submit its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to provide information on its strategic efforts to combat climate change. The UNFCCC Secretariat prepared a synthesis report of all communications submitted by 1 […]

Lighting up rural Laos

Lighting up rural Laos

September marked an important milestone in Lao PDR’s progress towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions with the second stakeholder consultation for the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) held in Vientiane. The NAMA is spearheaded by the Institute of Renewable Energy Promotions in the Ministry of Energy and Mines, and supported by […]

NAMA powered development in Vanuatu

NAMA powered development in Vanuatu

As with many Pacific Islands, Vanuatu faces a number of fuel challenges, the main one being that it continues to depend on imported fossil fuels. The constraints of the geography, with its population distributed over 65 islands and spread over more than 12,000 km2, makes this an expensive and laborious […]