Partner ministry

National (sector) ministries are one of the potential implementing partners of a project funded by the NAMA Facility. The strong involvement and ownership of the national government and implementing partners is considered to be essential for the success of the NSP.


Beyond just the applicants of project funding, projects are implemented by a variety of organisations and agencies, ranging from local to international. These include private sector organisations (e.g. development banks) and international organisations. 

Financial leverage

The amount of money invested into climate friendly solutions by public and private entities in the recipient countries as a direct result of the NSPs` interventions in the financial components.

Sustainable development co-benefits

Contributions to sustainable socio-economic, ecological and institutional development associated with a NAMA Support Project (NSP) and which go beyond the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Co-benefits are mostly reflected in the respective sector policy and can be obtained at a regional or local level (e.g. increase in income, social security, reduction of airborne pollutants). Sustainable development co-benefits are considered a key element to create country ownership and a driver for transformational change and thus can have an important impact on the long-term sustainability of an NSP.

Green technology

Technology whose use is intended to mitigate or reverse the effects of human activity on the environment. 


Human intervention to reduce the sources or enhance the sinks of greenhouse gas (GHG). Examples include using fossil fuels more efficiently for industrial processes or electricity generation, switching to solar energy or wind power, improving the insulation of buildings, and expanding forests and other ‘sinks’ to remove greater amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.

Indirect mitigation potential

Indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction achieved by the NAMA Support Project (NSP) capture emission reductions beyond those related to direct investments, e.g., resulting from technical assistance. Hence, potential emission reductions that fall in the following categories:

  • Results of technical cooperation (TC) component during and after NSP period
  • Results of financial cooperation (FC) component but only for units installed / measures implemented after NSP end, as result of the continuation of the financial mechanism

Timing includes:

  • Technical cooperation: during NSP period and during period of 10 years after NSP end, (during lifetime: optional)
  • Financial cooperation: for units installed after NSP end for period 10 years after NSP end, (during lifetime: optional)

Direct mitigation potential

Achieved by project investments and discrete investments financed or leveraged during the project’s supervised implementation period (throughout the entire lifetime of the project). Hence, direct emission reductions are defined as mitigation achieved by units or measures (partially) financed or leveraged by the financial cooperation (FC) component of the NAMA Support Project (NSP) funding during the NSP period:

  • Units must be installed / measures must be implemented during NSP period
  • Timing of mitigation effect: during NSP period, during period of 10 years after NSP end and
    over technology lifetime (but only for those units installed during NSP period)

Appraisal Phase

The stage of the NAMA Support Project (NSP) Proposal development that follows the NSP Outline selection phase and precedes the submission of NSP Proposals. From the 4th Call onwards, this stage is called Detailed Preparation Phase (DPP).

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