Facilitating climate change mitigation
Implementing the Mitigation Action Facility
German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)
Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (UK); European Union; Ministry of Climate Energy and Utilities (Denmark); Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Denmark); Children’s Investment Foundation (CIFF)
2012 to 2025
Products and expertise
Climate, environment, managing natural resources
The Mitigation Action Facility is a climate mitigation programme that operates worldwide. Its overarching aim is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in key areas of the economy and society. Partner countries can thus implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and contribute to the Paris Agreement.
Since 2012, the programme has been funding 47 climate action projects in 33 countries, with total funding amounting to EUR 668 million (as of February 2023). In 2023, the NAMA (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions) Facility changed its name to Mitigation Action Facility and marked out energy, industry and transport as priority areas.
The funding that the Mitigation Action Facility provides for prioritised areas is accelerating the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and putting partner countries on a path to carbon neutrality.
GIZ runs the Technical Support Unit (TSU) of the Mitigation Action Facility. This serves as the secretariat and portfolio manager and provides management support to donors of the Mitigation Action Facility. Competitive calls for partner countries or organisations to apply for funding are launched by the Mitigation Action Facility every year. The climate mitigation projects assessed to be the most ambitious and feasible receive grant-based funding through the programme. The aim is to develop financial mechanisms for investments in technologies and methods that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Mitigation Action Facility combines technical and financial aid to:
- Provide technical assistance and ensure that investments are effective
- Improve the expertise of actors in the countries and bring about positive changes in behaviour
- Create sector-wide shifts that improve livelihoods and bring additional environmental, social and economic benefits
Last update: August 2023