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NAMA Facility

The NAMA Facility was launched by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS, former DECC) in December 2012. The Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate (EFKM) and the European Commission joined the NAMA Facility as new Donors in 2015. NAMAs are an important vehicle to implement Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement.

The NAMA Facility supports the implementation of transformative NAMAs and focuses on those parts of NAMA plans that are ambitious and aspirational and are pushing to do much more than business as usual to mitigate the impacts of climate change. NAMA Support Projects (NSPs) are selected for support through an open and competitive process, which ensures that the most ambitious NAMA Support Projects from around the world go forward.

Support provider 
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU); UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS); Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate (EFKM); Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA); European Commission
Purpose of support 
Creating enabling environments and building institutional capacity
Project and program implementation
Steps to access  

After the donor decision to provide funding for a Call, the Call for Outlines of NAMA Facility Projects is launched via the NAMA Facility website.

Only Outlines that are complete and fulfill all formal requirements will be accepted for assessment. The submitted Outlines will be assessed against a list of eligibility, ambition and feasibility criteria.

Visit this website to view the call for projects.

Outlines undergo an in-depth assessment. Outlines successfully passing the assessment are recommended to the Board for funding of the Detailed Preparation Phase (DPP).
During the DPP phase, support will be provided for more detailed preparation of NSPs. At the end of this, selection will be based on the full-fledged NSP Proposal, which is the outcome of the DPP. Proposals undergo an in-depth assessment; Proposals successfully passing the assessment are recommended to the Board. According to the assessment result and the available funding, the Board takes a final decision on providing funding for the implementation of the NSP.

The Board intends to take decisions on funding NSP implementation in semi-annual intervals. The NSO and the political partners are informed in due time on the decision of the Board. NSPs that are selected for funding will undergo the next steps to conclude a grant agreement with the NAMA Facility Grant Agency (NFGA) on the NAMA Support Project implementation.

In order to ensure the full endorsement of the national government, the project outlines submitted should be accompanied by letters of endorsement from the national government (at least from the ministry of the relevant sector responsible for the project implementation and from the ministry responsible for UNFCCC negotiations).

Climate objective 
Mitigation
Sectors and themes 
Agriculture, Ecosystem adaptation, Education, Energy efficiency, Industry and Infrastructure, Renewable Energy, Rural, Transportation, Urban, Waste management, Oceans and Coastal Resources, Disaster risk reduction, Health, Gender, Jobs and Livelihoods, Poverty, Water
Type of support provider 
Multilateral
Type of recipient 
Public entity at the national level, Other
Fund size 

More than EUR 345 million (for Calls 1-5). Call 5 provides EUR 85 million in funding. Information about the 6th Call is coming soon.

Co-financing required 
Yes
Trustee or administrator 
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMU); UK Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS); Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate (EFKM); European Commission
Contact information 
http://www.nama-facility.org