Working Paper
AN ANALYSIS OF NON-ANNEX I PARTIES NAMAs: Challenges for Designing International Support and Implementing an Effective MRV Framework
Language:
English

AN ANALYSIS OF NON-ANNEX I PARTIES NAMAs: Challenges for Designing International Support and Implementing an Effective MRV Framework

2010-10

This paper analyzes the nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) that non-Annex I Parties pledged to the UNFCCC in compliance with Appendix II provisions of the Copenhagen Accord to recommend an effective framework for delivering international financial, technology, and capacity building support and measuring, reporting, and verifying (MRV) emission reductions. The paper shows NAMAs can be divided into four groups: 1) enabling conditions, 2) projects, programs and sectoral measures, 3) carbon neutrality, and 4) national GHG emission reduction targets. The diversity in NAMAs reflects the diverse needs of non-Annex I Parties and thus calls for a “layering” approach. The layering approach differentiates international support and MRV requirements by increasingly evident cross-national variation in NAMAs.

(Hayama, Japan)