Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) II: Implementing Ambitious NAMAs in Latin America and Asia - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)
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Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) II: Implementing Ambitious NAMAs in Latin America and Asia

As of: September 2021

The project supported emerging and developing countries in Latin America and Asia in designing ambitious NAMAs through technical cooperation and organization of national, regional and global workshops and dialogues on the development and implementation of NAMAs (transport, energy, and waste sectors). The project built on the work of another IKI project that established the MAIN Initiative and primarily dealt with the development of general NAMA knowledge. Existing NAMA approaches were further developed. Furthermore, the project garnered financial support for the implementation. Existing public finance institutions, including the Green Climate Fund (GCF), and donor country programs should be incorporated in the financing of NAMAs, along with the private sector. The NAMAs developed by the partner countries show that reducing GHG is compatible with economic development.
Successor project(s)
Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) III: Fulfilling the Promise of NAMAs to Enhance International Climate Ambition
Predecessor project(s)
Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN ) I - Stimulating Ambitious Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) to Reduce GHGs in Developing Countries

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Regional transport workshop for Latin American policy-makers. Regional dialogue Asia: NAMAs, development of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), and new sources of finance.
  • 5-7 August 2015: Global Energy Transformation Dialogue in California, co-hosted by the California Energy Commission: Participants: energy regulators and utilities from developing countries (Latin America and Asia); discussions about the power sector transformation in California, Germany, and other countries.
  • Two case studies: one focused on examples for innovative uses of climate finance, the other one addressing the solid waste sector in Latin America and sectoral mitigation options.
  • 1st International Dialogue on Enhancing Ambition (IDEA) in September 2014 for UNFCCC negotiators, Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board Members, and climate finance practitioners, four policy meals on the sidelines of GCF board meetings and the climate change negotiations to shape international climate policy and enhance the understanding between GCF and UNFCCC processes.
  • Providing technical assistance and policy analysis to policymakers in Thailand, Pakistan, Colombia, and Peru on NAMA development in the waste, renewable energy (RE), and energy efficiency (EE) in buildings.
  • Supported the development and submission of the Philippines distributed RE NAMA proposal to the NAMA Facility in the third Call for Proposals.
  • Supported the development of Colombia’s INDCs: Identified policy options for the following sectors: waste, transport, electric energy, residential EE and EE in the industry; provided peer review of greenhouse gas estimates by sector, and facilitated the national INDC adoption process.
  • Supported the development of Panama’s INDCs: Identified the mitigation potential and implementation costs of mitigation measures in the forestry, EE, and power sectors, as well as actions for capacity building, technology transfer, and financing.

Project data

Argentina, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, 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 Energy (SENER) - Mexico
  • 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 Federal Planning, Public Investments and Services - Argentina
  • 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:
2.155.000,00 €

01/2014  till  12/2015


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