The NAMA Registry

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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 it is a set of national policy initiatives or an individual, local intervention. When they are ready to start documenting or implementing the mitigation action, they enter its description, cost estimate, and estimated greenhouse gas reduction into the NAMA Registry.

Private financiers, developed countries, development banks, and international support organizations can also record financial, technica,l and capacity building support available for the development or implementation of NAMAs.

NAMAs that are implemented using domestic resources of developing countries are also recorded in the registry to give countries recognition for their efforts.

The registry is invaluable to developing countries as a means of obtaining information on potential sources of support for the design and implementation of NAMAs, and for sharing best practices with each other.

Benefits to participating

Sharing best practices among countries: Countries that are preparing NAMAs can see from the registry which NAMAs have received support and by whom, and incorporate elements of those NAMAs into their own plans. The information about NAMAs in the registry can also provide ideas, references, and a way to share experiences among countries.

Transparency: Because it is public, 3rd party organizations and individuals examine and verify NAMA calculations and estimations. Thompson-Reuters and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) are two organizations that have reviewed NAMAs in the registry.

Transfer of technology: The registry provides a space for agencies and organizations to share technical tools and information for preparing NAMAs.

Visibility: Participation in the registry helps individual nations and support providers gain recognition as global leaders in climate action and low-emissions development.

Source of data for stakeholders: As the official source of information on NAMAs, the registry is maintained by the secretariat and is the only platform that puts NAMA proposals alongside information on support.

Data from the registry entries can be used by academics, policy-makers, and capacity-building organizations to identify trends and gaps in applied mitigation and low-emissions development.

 

To learn more contact: nama-support@unfccc.int

The Online NAMA Registry: http://www4.unfccc.int/sites/nama/SitePages/Home.aspx

UNFCCC NAMA Registry web page: http://unfccc.int/cooperation_support/nama/items/7476.php