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Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN ) I - Stimulating Ambitious Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) to Reduce GHGs in Developing Countries

As of: September 2021

The project stimulated ambitious NAMAs by identifying optimal procedures, funding mechanisms and MRV, and by initiating regional and global dialogues on NAMAs between developing countries in Latin America and Asia. The dialogues brought together government officials responsible for the implementation of mitigation strategies, international NGOs, funders, and experts. The government officials developed and discussed procedures for reducing emissions with their peers and with experts with a focus on private sector integration. This project aimed to encourage donors to support NAMAs. The project linked NAMA implementation with the international climate policy process.
Successor project(s)
Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) III: Fulfilling the Promise of NAMAs to Enhance International Climate Ambition
Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) II: Implementing Ambitious NAMAs in Latin America and Asia

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed.
  • Developed common understanding among the developed and developing countries in the MAIN network on how NAMAs can lead to transformational change by aligning mitigation with sustainable development goals, and combining policy reform with financial mechanisms to promote implementation of a pipeline of mitigation actions within a sector.
  • Identified over 50 NAMA concepts in various stages of development that will contribute to a pipeline of NAMAs seeking international support.
  • Convened seven regional dialogues in Latin America/Caribbean and Asia that provided a forum for developing countries to develop their understanding of NAMAs, share best practices, and test out NAMA ideas with peer countries, contributing countries, and financial experts. Published seven expert policy papers and case studies focusing on topics such as financing, NAMA selection criteria, MRV (monitoring, reporting and verification).
  • Developed a database of over 30 mitigation program success stories that could serve as models for NAMAs and published ten of the success stories in the “Road to NAMAs: Global Stories of successful Climate Actions”.
  • Hosted one global NAMA financing summit to promote funding support and implementation of NAMAs.
  • Hosted five policy lunches on the sidelines of the climate negotiations to bring lessons learned from NAMA development in Latin America and Asia to the negotiations and help shape international climate policy.
  • Selected five transformational NAMA concepts as part of the expanded MAIN initiative to advance toward implementation through direct bilateral support and advice on policy design and appropriate financial mechanisms.

Project data

Argentina, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Thailand, Uruguay, Viet Nam

Implementing organisation:
Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP)

Political partner(s):
  • Climate Change Commission (CCC) - Philippines
  • Ministry of Environment (MINAM) - Peru
  • Ministry of Environment (MMA) - Chile
  • Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) - Costa Rica
  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) - Mexico
  • Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) - Colombia
  • Ministry of Housing, Territorial Planning and Environment (MVOTMA) - Uruguay *
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) - Viet Nam
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) - Malaysia
  • National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC) - China
  • National Council for Climate Change and the Clean Development Mechanism - Dominican Republic
  • National Council on Climate Change - Indonesia
  • National Energy Secretariat (Secretaría Nacional de Energía) - Panama
  • Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning - ONEP - Thailand
  • State Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) - Indonesia

BMU grant:
1.883.081,05 €

01/2011  till  09/2013


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