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NAMAs, Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions

Negotiations pursuant to the Bali Action Plan concluded at COP 18 in Doha.  As part of the agreed outcome, developing country Parties will take Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the context of sustainable development, supported and enabled by technology, financing and capacity-building, aimed at achieving a deviation in emissions relative to 'business as usual' emissions in 2020. 

An open invitation for countries to communicate NAMAs aimed at achieving deviation from business as usual emissions is included in decision 16/CP.1, paragraph 50.  So far, fifty-seven countries as well as the African Group have done so. Following a request by COP 18, these NAMAs have been compiled in an information document. The original submission of these NAMAs can be found in this link.

These NAMAs are diverse and range from project based mitigation actions to economy-wide emission reduction objectives.  To understand their diversity and underling assumptions, a series of workshops was organized during the AWGLCA.  Reports of these workshops and presentations made by Parties can be found in the following links:

First workshop | Second workshop | Third workshop | Fourth workshop

Also as part of the agreed outcome, the COP also decided to establish a registry to record information on NAMAs and support; and to facilitate matching of NAMAs with support available. Additional information on the registry can be found in this link.

Further discussions on NAMAs will advance under the SBI work programme to further the understanding of the diversity of NAMAs.  Additional information can be found in this link.

The secretariat is also organizing regional capacity building workshops on NAMAs.  Additional information can be found in this link.