FAO’s new online “Learning tool on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) sector” supports the efforts of developing countries in the identification, development and implementation of country specific mitigation actions in the context of national sustainable development.
The objective of this FAO learning tool is to guide national policy makers, advisers, researchers, private sector and other stakeholders in developing countries to identify, design and implement NAMAs in AFOLU sector.
This tool has five modules. The modules do not need to be followed in chronological order. Each module can be studied individually.
Module 1: Climate change and agriculture
Module 1 provides an overview of the impacts of climate on agriculture and the AFOLU sector’s contribution to the total global net GHG emissions. The module also indicates the synergies between climate change mitigation, food security, rural development and climate change adaptation.
Module 2: Overview of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs)
Module 2 introduces the concept of NAMA and situates NAMAs in the context of global climate change negotiations. Examples of NAMA initiatives in the agriculture sector are also given.
Module 3: Step-by-step NAMA development
Module 3 describes the step-by-step processes for developing NAMAs. It covers the preparations for concept notes and proposals. It also addresses topics such as feasibility, technological choices and the differences between a fast-track NAMA development and a more thorough NAMA preparation process.
Module 4: Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) for an AFOLU NAMA Module 4 looks at different aspects of monitoring systems and MRV processes for NAMAs. It reviews how MRV systems assess a NAMA’s impact on the GHG emissions and the sustainable development benefits it delivers.
Module 5: Financing mechanisms and sources
Module 5 focuses on NAMA financing questions. It covers domestic, international, public and private financing and elaborates different criteria attached to NAMA financing by donors, climate funds and financing institutions.