Negotiations pursuant to the Bali Action Plan concluded at COP 18 in Doha. As a part of the
agreed outcome, developing country Parties will take Nationally Appropriate
Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the context of sustainable
NAMAs refer to any action that reduces emissions in developing countries and is prepared
under the umbrella of a national governmental initiative. They can be policies directed at
transformational change within an economic sector, or actions across sectors for a broader
national focus. NAMAs are supported and enabled by technology, financing, and
capacity-building and are aimed at achieving a reduction in emissions relative to
'business as usual' emissions in 2020.
NAMAs are defined in two contexts:
At the National Level as a formal submission by Parties declaring intent to
mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in a manner commensurate with their capacity and in line
with their national development goals;
At the Individual Action Level as detailed actions or
groups of actions designed to help a country meet their mitigation objectives within the
context of national development goals.
1.) NAMAs at the National Level:
An open invitation for countries to communicate NAMAs aimed at achieving deviation from
business as usual emissions is included in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 50. So far,
fifty-seven countries as well as the African Group have done so, the results of which are
available through the links below.
2.) Individual NAMAs that contribute towards meeting the objectives of NAMAs at the
These NAMAs are diverse, ranging from project based mitigation actions to sectoral programmes
or policies, and exist in one of the stages below. NAMAs that have been submitted to
Registry are publically available in this platform.
Preparation – The action is in the conceptual or
drafting phase towards a formal proposal that describes the activities, estimates
cost, identifies support needs, assesses potential GHG emission reductions, and provides a
time frame for the actions.
Implementation – The action has been approved by the national
government and is either ready to begin operation or is awaiting the resources to do so.