V-NAMAs – integrating sub-national actors into national mitigation strategies through vertically integrated NAMAs - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)
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V-NAMAs – integrating sub-national actors into national mitigation strategies through vertically integrated NAMAs

As of: October 2021

The international 2-degree-mitigation-target will only be reached if sub-national players who also carry responsibility – such as provinces and cities – are effectively involved in planning and implementation of national mitigation action. The project’s goal was to develop an approach for vertically integrated NAMAs (V-NAMAs). The project tested this approach in cooperation with national decision-makers in Indonesia and South Africa in the sectors Solid Waste Management and Energy Efficiency in Buildings. The experiences gained within this project and experiences from other NAMA-developments have been aggregated to operational policy and implementation recommendations. These have been fed into the international climate change debate. They serve as an orientation framework containing proposals for the design of v-NAMAs that meet MRV and financing eligibility criteria.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • The Indonesian government developed with support of the project and in close in cooperation with five pilot municipalities as well as their respective provinces a NAMA proposal for the waste sector. The vertically-integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management-NAMA (VIMSWA-NAMA) was incorporated into the national NAMA-portfolio and introduced to international financiers.
  • In South Africa, the national government and eight municipalities jointly developed the Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings Programme V-NAMA (EEPBP) which receives funding for a NAMA support project from the NAMA-facility since 2016.
  • Both countries intend to further integrate subnational actors into their national climate efforts and to transfer their experiences gained in the course of the development of the EEPBP-NAMA and the VIMSWA-NAMA to other sectors.
  • Further countries, e.g. Georgia and Mexico, have reflected central lessons learned from the V-NAMA-project in the course of developing mitigation measures.
  • The experiences gathered during the pilot applications in South Africa and Indonesia were collected and combined with insights collected from other vertically integrated climate measures in Colombia, Mexico, Tunisia and Japan. A synthesis report containing experience-based guidelines and recommendations was distributed in printed form, digitally via the internet and at numerous international sector- and climate specific expert meetings (Policy Recommendations, Case Studies and Tools for the integration of sub-national actors in national mitigation actions)

Project data

Indonesia, South Africa

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

Political partner(s):
  • Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) - South Africa*
  • State Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) - Indonesia

Implementing partner(s):
  • Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

BMU grant:
1.859.223,13 €

05/2012  till  04/2015

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