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IRENA handbook on renewable energy nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) for policy makers and project developers
IRENA handbook on renewable energy nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) for policy makers and project developers

1st January 2012

Topic(s): Renewables, Project financing, Incentive mechanisms, Domestic policy

This Handbook focuses on the role that Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) can play in promoting renewable energy in developing countries. The concept of NAMAs was developed in the negotiations carried out under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to denote planned, voluntary greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation actions in countries that do not have a legally binding emissions commitment. Notifying a NAMA thus practically means putting a UNFCCC-backed label on national development activities with mitigation effects. Renewable energy, being carbon dioxide-free, is a perfect candidate for a NAMA as it combines development benefits through the provision of energy with GHG reduction.

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