The NAMA Facility was jointly established by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) of the United Kingdom in 2012. Its aim is to support developing countries in implementing nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs). These voluntary measures form part of the countries’ national development plans. The NAMA Facility promotes ambitious and innovative projects within this context. The donors have provided a total of around 120 million euros to fund the support projects selected in the first two calls for tenders. In the third call for tenders, the Danish Government and the European Commission are participating alongside BMUB and DECC. As a result, a total of up to 85 million euros will be available for new projects in 2015.
GIZ and KfW Development Bank were commissioned with the overall implementation of the facility. A jointly established Technical Support Unit serves as its secretariat. In addition, GIZ, KfW and third-party organisations implement individual projects selected by means of annual calls for tender. Projects are selected in accordance with support criteria relating to the three areas of eligibility, ambition and feasibility.
Further information on the NAMA Facility, project portfolio and application procedure:
Assisting implementation of the national climate change strategy in Bangladesh
Bangladesh is severely affected by extreme weather events, with cyclones in particular causing significant damage in the country. This situation is expected to worsen as a result of climate change. In recent years, the country has gained extensive experience that will help it to respond more effectively to extreme events. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GIZ is assisting Bangladeshi institutions in further developing their technical and sectoral capacities. The main focus is on helping the Ministry of Environment and Forests to coordinate the implementation of the Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan.
A study has been carried out to determine the needs of the institutions in Bangladesh with respect to climate finance. It was shown that climate change has moved from being a fringe issue to a key aspect of policy. However, the climate activities being carried out could have a more significant impact if the coordination of ministries and organisations were improved.
Policy Advice for Environment and Climate Change in Indonesia
The newly developed Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund (ICCTF) is a national instrument through which adaptation and mitigation measures can be financed. On behalf of BMZ, GIZ supported the fund‘s establishment and continues to provide advice on its use of financial resources. With input from GIZ, the fund has identified the most important sectors with regard to the implementation of climate activities. GIZ has also assisted the fund in drawing up technical and economic analyses of project ideas with the aim of ensuring greater transparency in the evaluation process.
Also on behalf of BMZ, GIZ is supporting the establishment of a fiscal transfer mechanism. This mechanism will allow funds from the national budget to be channelled to subnational institutions for specific purposes. Those institutions will thus be able to fund climate measures such as nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) at subnational level – in accordance with the objectives laid down in the National Action Plan for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (RAN-GRK).
Support to the Philippine Climate Change Commission
On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), GIZ is assisting the Philippine Climate Change Commission in executing the National Climate Change Action Plan. The further development and implementation of the People’s Survival Fund (PSF) is a key element of this support. In future, this national fund will support vulnerable Philippine cities, towns and communities in their efforts to adapt to climate change and increase their resilience. It will be the country’s primary instrument for the management of funding for adaptation activities. Funds from other donors can also be channelled through the PSF. In the process of developing the Climate Commission as the National Designated Agency for the Green Climate Fund, GIZ’s institutional support of the Climate Commission and its activities with regard to the operationalisation of the PSF will continue to be closely coordinated with UNDP’s BMUB-funded GCF Readiness Programme.
Adaptation to climate change in Grenada – holistic planning and implementation
The objective of the Integrated Climate Change Adaptation Strategies (ICCAS) programme is to increase the resilience of the Caribbean island state of Grenada to the potential impacts of climate change. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the programme is working with the Grenadian Ministry of Agriculture and the United Nations Development Programme, supporting a combination of local and national activities with the objective of strengthening climate policy and improving Grenada’s ability to access climate finance. The overall aim is to increase Grenada’s capacity for adaptation at both the implementation and the policy-making level. Among other things, the current national Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy has been reviewed to ensure it takes greater account of climate change and promotes a climate-sensitive poverty reduction policy.
To improve Grenada’s ability to benefit from climate finance, the programme is providing support in the creation and development of a national institution which will be in a position to access international funds.
Amazon Fund for Forest Conservation and Climate Protection
The Brazilian Amazon Fund is one of the first national financing institutions to have received international funds for reducing deforestation and promoting sustainable development in the Amazon region. To increase efficiency in the management of the fund and promote the more effective use of financial resources, GIZ is advising the fund on behalf of BMZ on the development of a monitoring and evaluation system for the projects and on project development. This support is now beginning to bear fruit, and it is clear that the introduction of a new monitoring system has the potential to increase the effectiveness of the projects being carried out in this area. In addition, increasing the number of qualified project developers has improved the quality of projects, with the result that more can be approved and financed.
Climate Finance Readiness Programme (CF Ready)
The CF Ready programme provides support in accessing international funds and making effective use of climate finance. It operates on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is co-financed by USAID and the Ministry for Environment of the Czech Republic. CF Ready does not provide partner countries with direct funding, but rather supports them in accessing financial resources through the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and other climate funds and helps them in their preparations for the application process. The programme thus makes a practical contribution towards the efficient, targeted use of funding. It cooperates closely with KfW Development Bank, other readiness programmes and the Green Climate Fund Secretariat.