The 1st Call for Project Outlines to the International NAMA Facility is now open

On July 10th 2013, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) of the United Kingdom (UK) launched the first Call for Project Outlines to the “International NAMA Facility”.

To be considered in the selection process, project outlines need to be submitted to contact(at)nama-facility.org as MS-Excel files by 2 September 2013.

As announced during the climate negotiations 2012 in Doha, Qatar, Germany and the UK jointly established the NAMA Facility, and will jointly contribute an initial €70 million of funding to support developing countries that show leadership on tackling climate change and that want to implement ambitious climate protection measures (NAMAs).

In the context of international climate change negotiations, NAMAs (nationally appropriate mitigation actions) are considered to be voluntary climate protection measures taken by developing countries, which are embedded within their plans for national development. These contribute to bringing the respective country on to a low-carbon development trajectory.

In previous years, developing countries have prepared a multitude of ambitious climate protection measures – also with support from the International Climate Initiative (ICI). However, accessing finance for implementation through existing commercial and public channels has proven difficult, particularly for the most innovative parts of NAMAs. The NAMA Facility builds on previous support and addresses the demand for tailor-made climate finance by funding the implementation of ambitious country-led NAMAs, thus delivering concrete greenhouse gas reductions on the ground.

During the competitive selection process, NAMA Support Project Outlines submitted by national governments or delivery organizations will be considered against general eligibility and ambition criteria. Projects selected at this stage will enter a second evaluation stage, where full project feasibility studies will be carried out and then considered by the Facility Board before a final funding decision is made. This two-stage process is designed to ensure smooth implementation upon the final funding decision.

NAMA Support Projects can make use of the full range of development cooperation instruments; however, they will focus on the mobilization of capital investments for transformational change.