The NAMACADEMY offers support to developing country professionals for the conceptualization of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions under the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change. The NAMACADEMY provides courses and coaching to public sector officials who are responsible for formulating national or local policy initiatives that directly or indirectly reduce emission of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere.
Global climate change policy is entering a new phase with increasingly diversified and distributed efforts to combat growing greenhouse gas emissions. Developed and developing countries alike are taking upon themselves to integrate emissions reduction in national policies in ways that are nationally appropriate and compatible with national plans, capacities and available finance.
Developing countries, specifically those not listed in Annex-I of the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change, are increasingly considering the development of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions, NAMAs, even though such NAMAs are not yet officially defined.
The coming summer course from 19 August to 30 August 2013 is fully booked. We are now receiving pre-registrations for the winter course which is preliminarily scheduled for February 2014.
The NAMACADEMY offers two lines of courses for developing country officials:
1. Individual coaching over one or more modules for a duration of 2 weeks at the DTU Risø campus in Denmark
2. Two weeks class course offered once every quarter at the DTU Lyngby campus for groups of up to 10 students
See under 'Our Courses' for more details.
Logistics and prices
The two weeks NAMACADEMY course costs 3800 USD, excluding travel and accommodation. The NAMACADEMY will provide assistance in identifying suitable accommodation. The course is offered on a quarterly basis for a maximum of 10 participants per class. Classes will be tailor made to reflect the composition of the group, mainly with respect to sector representation. Therefore, applicants may be required to postpone their course to match a group of attendees from the same sector.