So far it has been a slow process. That is partly due to the difficulty of obtaining support, but also due to the difficulty of matching proposed actions with funders’ requests. Between 2007 and 2015, roughly 160 NAMA activities have been reported. Around 9 percent of these NAMAs have secured support.
The research project investigates what is needed in order for NAMAs to contribute to low carbon development, but also how the interaction between in country developers of NAMAs and support providers can become more effective. The project examines how NAMAs are designed and interpreted in five countries with different economic development (Brazil, South Africa, India, Chile and Tanzania). The project also analyzes the institutional conditions for effective interaction between internationally coordinated action and national diversity of initiatives and support measures. Several research institutes collaborate in the project, including the New Climate Institute for Climate Policy and Global Sustainability in Cologne and Berlin as well as Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering in Rio de Janeiro.
Project title: Governing NAMAs (GovNAMAs) – Enhancing design and support for low-carbon trajectories Project funder: Swedish Energy Agency