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Mongolia tackles cement production

Mongolia tackles cement production

One dilemma for developing countries is that the process of improving basic infrastructure often increases greenhouse gas emissions. In particular, cement production techniques are responsible for a high percentage of all global CO2 emissions. Mongolia’s nomadic traditions were defined by vast grasslands and erratic climates. When the weather changed, herders […]

Thailand’s National Pledge

Thailand’s National Pledge

Thailand’s National NAMA proposes action in the energy and transportation sectors to reduce emissions between 7 to 20 percent below projections for 2020. The named measures include renewable and alternative energy sources, energy efficiency improvements, bio-fuels in transportation, and a sustainable transit system.

The NAMA Registry

The NAMA Registry

The UNFCCC launched an online registry at the end of 2013 to facilitate matching of international resources with Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in developing countries. Here’s how it works: A developing country identifies a way to lower emissions as part of a broad strategy to develop the economy, whether […]

About NAMAs

About NAMAs

NAMA News shares stories about how developing countries, often with international support, are lowering global emissions, creating jobs, improving living conditions, and preparing for a low-emissions world. What is a NAMA? Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) began as a way for developing countries to contribute towards global climate change efforts […]

IDB publishes open offer of support

IDB publishes open offer of support

The Inter-American Development Bank is offering support for the preparation of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) by any of its twenty-six borrowing member countries. The amount and method of financing is established case-by-case for NAMA preparation which includes research, pilot projects, designing plans to measure success, and more. NAMAs are […]

Pakistan and the NAMA Model

Pakistan and the NAMA Model

Amid the paradox of power outages and untapped fossil fuel reserves the Government of Pakistan paints a clear way forward, one that considers economic growth, health, education, and the environment. Pakistan’s proposed mitigation actions are holistic and draw a complete circle around renewable energy, energy efficiency, job creation, waste management, […]