The Austrian NAMA Initiative aims to identify NAMAs to be supported in selected countries for preparation and implementation. These NAMAs will contribute to (i) decrease greenhouse gas emissions, (ii) foster sustainable development and (iii) build capacity in the host countries.
The three main pillars of the initiative are:
1. Country Focus
The focus of the initiative is African countries and SIDS but not exclusively. Proposals on NAMAs from outside these focus areas may be considered as well.
2. Scope of the Initiative
NAMAs supported under the initiative should be structured according to the following phases:
Phase 1 - Conceptual design and preparation: During this phase, the NAMA will be prepared under close coordination with host country strategies, supported by technical assistance. Crediting under a potential future carbon market mechanism shall be part of the analysis.
Phase 2 - Piloting: Under the second phase, NAMAs will be piloted to gain first-hand experience for further replication and up-scaling through additional funding by other donors, financing institutions and the private sector.
3. Priority measures under the initiative
NAMA activities, including projects and programmes, that foster access to sustainable energy
, should be at the core of the initiative, in order to promote the implementation of small-scale renewable and energy-efficient technologies (such as small hydropower, wind parks of limited size, energy-efficient lighting), as well as, household-centred or community-based technologies (PV panels, solar-thermal installations, efficient cook stoves, and others).
Additional information will be announced separately on a dedicated website of the Initiative.