PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic – Developing climate change mitigation actions and determining ambitious policy strategies will be a key focus of the Center for Clean Air Policy’s upcoming dialogue. CCAP’s fourth Latin American regional dialogue of the Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) will take place from Oct. 29 – 31 and will be hosted by the Dominican Republic’s National Council for Climate Change and the Clean Development Mechanism (CNCCMDL). Centering on designing and implementing climate change policies, or nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs), CCAP’s MAIN dialogue will address possible financial mechanisms for NAMAs, criteria for selecting NAMAs for international support, and metrics for monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) of NAMAs.
While CCAP continues to promote a bottom-up approach to climate change mitigation policies in developing countries, it’s imperative to also stay engaged in the larger debate that encircles NAMAs and international financial mechanisms. As part of that effort, CCAP President Ned Helme recently attended an International Workshop on NAMA Finance that was hosted by the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation. The event touched on the development of NAMAs as a UNFCCC concept, lessons learned from implementing pilot projects, as well as barriers surrounding NAMA finance. Those in attendance included representatives from environmental ministries, the UNFCCC and international development banks.