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IISD is currently undertaking two projects that focus on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) as part of its climate change and energy portfolio.

The first project will will focus on innovative policy NAMAs—defined as NAMAs that support policies that offer emission reductions, have a low or negative cost to governments, and generate positive spill-over effects. Such policies and measures will generate revenue over their life-cycle, but this payoff cycle can be prolonged and up-front costs prohibitive, deterring developing countries from making these investments. The goal of the project is to improve the capacity of fast emerging developing countries to effectively access NAMA opportunities in innovative policy option areas, such as fossil fuel subsidy reform and energy efficiency measures. The project will involve both policy research and in-country work—and will focus on the development and use of frameworks and guidance documents for innovative policy NAMAs.

An additional project will focus on NAMAs in Least Developed Countries, and will develop a policy paper to examine how the National Adaptation Program of Action (NAPA) process can inform the development of a NAMAs regime. In particular, the paper will undertake the following: - Assess the likelihood of NAMAs to meet the mitigation needs of LDCs; - Explore how NAMAs could be developed to meet the needs of LDCs; - Explore the overlap between NAMAs and NAPAs; and - Set out lessons learned from the NAPA process that could inform NAMA plans.


  1.  "Climate and Energy program"