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 development.
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 National Level:
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 the NAMA
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.