Projects - International Climate Initiative (IKI)

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As of: October 2016

Development and Management of NAMA in India

Objective and activities

The project supports the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) with the development and management of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in cooperation with relevant sectoral ministries. By setting up a NAMA-coordination office (NAMA-cell) in the MoEFCC, the project helps to establish institutional structures for NAMA and MRV. The NAMA-cell is an important requirement for preparation and implementation of further NAMAs as well as for the management of the whole process; it will serve as a multiplier and “help desk” for NAMA development in various sectors. For this purpose a NAMA manual for India will be developed. In addition, two NAMAs incl. respective MRV-concepts will be developed in accordance with the existing national climate policies in the sectors residential waste and forest. Both sectors are prominently listed in the Indian INDC and are therefore relevant for the achievement of the Indian climate targets. NAMAs also generate important co-benefits such as improved urban infrastructure, increased economic competitiveness and environmental and forest protection. 

State of implementation/results

  • A feasibility study was conducted by a team of external experts to provide a basis for selection of the subsectors for the planned NAMAs; in close cooperation with the Indian partners the following topics were chosen for elaboration of the NAMA concepts: the waste NAMA will address the use of municipal solid waste in the cement industry, and the forest NAMA will focus on enhancing forest management through the sustainable use of firewood.

Project data


Partner institution:

Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC); Government of India/International Relations Department and Climate Department

Implementing organisation:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

BMUB grant:
€ 3,000,000

09/2013 till 08/2017


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