During the historical event at COP 21 in Paris, the Parties to the UNFCCC agreed to do their best to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and at least achieve a 2 degree increase. Although not being specifically mentioned in the agreement, NAMAs are the main implementation tool for countries' pre-2020 efforts to reduce their emissions, and we can expect their role to continue as main implementation framework for countries' Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) after 2020. This gives NAMAs a central part to play in the international stage for climate action.
The overall objective of the NAMAcademy is to provide focused training on practical issues when designing climate change mitigation policies and actions, and the expectations of donors and financiers, assisting in bringing the initial idea to a well-structured concept designed to approach potential financiers.
The NAMAcademy classroom course curriculum is continuously revised, determined on the basis of participants’ background and needs, advancements in the international climate agenda and lessons learned from existing mitigation initiatives.
The recurring courses at the UN City in Copenhagen, Denmark currently build on the following main subjects:
• Integration of mitigation actions with national policies, INDCs and regulation
• The GACMO tool for mitigation scenarios, baselines and GHG reduction calculations
• Barrier analysis and the creation of enabling environments
• Bankable and fundable proposals and sources of funding
Overall, the target audience includes those involved or interested in planning and designing climate change mitigation policies and actions, these include:
• Government officials
• National Designated Authority staff
• Accredited Entities' staff
• Development practitioners
• Civil society representatives
• Project developers