Africa and the EU

Ambition Initiative

29/01/2021 - 16:16
Grants

The NAMA Facility provides grant support of around EUR 5-20 million to support projects with a high potential for transformational change (TC) towards a carbon-neutral pathway, without a specific regional or sectoral focus.

The NAMA FACILITY is a multi-donor initiative that offers technical and financial assistance to developing countries and emerging economies showing leadership in tackling climate change.

Specifically, the Facility helps these countries to implement Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). The objective is to:  

  • Finance innovative projects that tackle specific local challenges for reducing emissions in sectors and countries with strong potential for up-scaling, replication and the ability to influence wider sectoral changes.
  • Unlock investment opportunities by providing tailor-made climate finance to fund projects with the potential to: 

                  i.    Strengthen country ownership to deliver carbon-neutral activities and closely align these activities with the country’s NDC and other relevant climate and development plans;
                 ii.    Pilot financing models to overcome market barriers to carbon-neutral development;
                iii.    Deploy innovative technologies and approaches, which require donor financing to support national development plans; and 
                iv.    Boost participation of the private sector to deliver carbon-neutral activities.

The NAMA Facility has no specific regional or sectoral focus: it supports the most ambitious and promising NAMA Support Projects (NSPs) with a high potential for transformational change (TC) towards a carbon-neutral pathway.

To identify the most promising NSPs, the NAMA Facility conducts competitive Calls for NSP Outlines. The NAMA Facility provides grant support of around EUR 5-20 million.  NSPs can apply a full range of instruments of technical and financial cooperation.

The Facility is jointly funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the British Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities (KEFM), the European Commission (EC) and in 2020 by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF).

Deadline for electronic submission: 31 May 2021, 3 pm (CEST/GMT+2).

Timeline, applications, questions and answers are available in: Informations

 

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