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
Information on how to...

Access donor funding following NAMA application procedures. 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. Visit here for updates on calls for proposals. Examples of approved projects may be found here.

Only Outlines that are complete and fulfill all formal requirements will undergo an in-depth assessment against a list of eligibility, ambition and feasibility criteria. If passed, outlines are recommended to the Board for funding of the Detailed Preparation Phase (DPP) where support is provided for more detailed preparation of NSPs. NSP Proposals also 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. 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).

Note: The 7th Call for the submission of NAMA Support Project Outlines will be open from 1 April until 1 September 2020. For any enquiries, please contact the Technical Support Unit of the NAMA Facility at

Climate objective 
Sectors and themes 
Agriculture, Cities, Disaster risk reduction, Education, Energy efficiency, Gender, Health, Industry and Infrastructure, Jobs, Nature-based Solutions and Ecosystem Services, Oceans and Coasts, Poverty, Renewable Energy, Rural Development, Transport, Waste Management, Water
Type of support provider 
Type of recipient 
Public entity at the national level
Co-financing required 
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
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