Development and management of NAMA in India - 13_I+_026 - 619 - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)

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Development and management of NAMA in India

As of: January 2020

Objective and activities

The project supports the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) of India in the development of two concepts for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) incl. the corresponding MRV systems. Both sectors (waste and forest) are prominently named in the Indian NDC, and are hence important to reach the Indian climate targets. Besides their climate impact, NAMAs generate important co-benefits such as enhanced urban infrastructure, higher economic competitiveness, and better environmental and forest protection. The project also contributes to an enhanced coordination of the development of NAMAs in India, e.g. through the elaboration of a NAMA handbook.

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

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

BMU grant:
€ 4,500,000

09/2013 till 08/2020