NAMA Facility

Project description

Title: Implementation of the NAMA Facility
Commissioned by: BMUB, BEIS (UK), EU Commission, EFKM (Denmark)
Co-funded by: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy; European Union (EU)
Country: Global
Overall term: 2012 to 2025

Umsetzung der NAMA-Fazilität. Mexico: Nachhaltiger Häuserbau in Hermosillo. © GIZ


In 2012, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) of the United Kingdom established the NAMA Facility. Later, in 2015, the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate (EFKM) and the European Commission joined the programme as new donors.

The NAMA Facility supports developing countries and emerging economies that show an ambition to play a leading role in the field of climate protection. The Facility make the necessary funding available for these countries to begin implementing their NAMAs (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions). NAMAs are voluntary climate protection measures, which are embedded in these countries’ national development plans. They are an important instrument for the achievement of nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement.


Developing countries and emerging economies carry out ambitious voluntary Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions, thereby contributing to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and justifying their position as role models in the field of climate protection.


The NAMA Facility conducts competitive tenders to select ambitious project proposals for support. The tender process is open to applicants from all regions and sectors. The countries applying must qualify to receive Official Development Assistance (ODA) throughout the lifetime of the NAMA support project.

Umsetzung der NAMA-Fazilität. Costa Rica: Kaffeeplantage. © GIZ


One successful example is the implementation of the NAMA measure Climate-Friendly Coffee from Costa Rica, which is transforming the local coffee sector into a low-emission business along the entire production chain.