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Development and management of NAMA in India

As of: December 2021

NAMAs reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainable development in emerging and developing countries. These measures not only contribute to climate protection, they can also improve urban infrastructure and increase competitiveness. The project supports the Indian government in the development of two NAMA concepts, including associated MRV systems in the waste and forestry sectors, both of which are vital if India is to achieve its climate targets. The project follows a participatory approach that brings together various stakeholders from the public and private sectors. This multi-stakeholder approach creates the necessary broad-based support for a proper and successful implementation of the NAMAs. The project supports the establishment of optimised coordination structures for the development of NAMAs and is also developing a NAMA manual to this end.

State of implementation/results

  • In close consultation with the partner, sectors for the development of NAMA proposals were identified and on this basis two concrete NAMA concepts, including respective MRV systems, were developed in the fields of forestry and waste. Both sectors are also prominently named in the Indian NDC.
  • The waste NAMA focusses on the use of municipal waste as a substitute for fuel in the cement industry. The goal of the forest NAMA aims at is an improved forest management by enhancing the the sustainable use of firewood. Parts of the forest NAMA have been piloted from September 2017 onwards in Assam; the Assam state government is supporting the pilot phase.
  • Building on the preparation of the waste NAMA, the Indian partners have also taken up the area of waste prominently in their cooperation with the Partnership for Market Readiness (World Bank). Both NAMAs are named in the Market Readiness Proposal; waste will be one of the topics of the cooperation under the PMR.
  • For the NAMA preparation, sector relevant stakeholder groups were consulted; the results were used for further development of the concepts.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) - India

Implementing partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) - India

BMU grant:
4.500.000,00 €

09/2013  till  03/2021


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