The NAMA Facility uses human interest stories, or stories for short, to dive deeply into topics that span across projects and identify interesting findings, experiences and lessons learnt across the portfolio. As part of a creative and sometimes interactive presentation, these stories may cover an overarching topic, such as digitalisation, or go further in depth on a specific project. Check out our library of stories below.
This special feature tells a behind-the-scenes story of this important phase in the NAMA Facility’s overall project cycle. It draws upon the experience and learnings of six NAMA Support Projects across regions and sectors that have undergone or remain in this pre-implementation phase of project development, known as the Detailed Preparation Phase (DPP).
Project: Self-Supply Renewable Energy (SSRE) NAMA
Chile is continuously expanding its use of renewables in electricity production. The Self-Supply Renewable Energy (SSRE) NAMA Support Project consults small and medium-sized businesses on investing in renewables for self-supply – from photovoltaic systems to biogas.
Project: Integrated Waste Management NAMA China
As China’s population grows, so does the need for sustainable waste management. The Integrated Waste Management NAMA Support Project implements best practices and low-carbon technologies in five demonstration cities. A portrait of change in Suzhou.
Project: Transit Oriented Development NAMA Colombia
Urban planning expert Juan Manuel Robledo on how the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) NAMA Support Project will improve quality of life in Colombian cities – and potentially transform urban planning policy in Colombia.
Project: Low-Carbon Coffee NAMA
In Costa Rica, a NAMA Support Project is helping transform coffee production into a low-carbon sector. Project director Sandra Spies and coffee expert Carlos Fonseca discuss the successes and challenges that have come with the project, and how it could serve as a model for other countries and sectors.
Project: Low-Carbon Coffee NAMA
Would you like to know more about how this project helps to transform coffee production in Costa Rica into a low-carbon sector? We asked farmers to tell us why they decided to participate in workshops to make their product more sustainable.
Project: New Housing NAMA Mexico
Mexican cities are growing at a record rate. More than 7 million homes will be built by 2030. Now, the country is promoting urban densification and more efficient and comfortable houses for Mexican families – with the help of the “New Housing” NAMA Support Project. A visit to the housing project Altos de Tonalá in Guadalajara.
Project: Peru Sustainable Urban Transport NAMA Support Project
Smog and congestion are par for the course in Lima. Now, with the support of a NAMA project, the city is working to promote a more sustainable and integrated transit system and effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Project: Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings and Infrastructure Program
South Africa is implementing a NAMA to make public buildings and infrastructure more energy efficient. One project will help generate trust among investors with partial credit guarantees – and ignite a transformation of the entire sector.
Project: Thai Rice NAMA Thailand
Thailand’s rice farmers are increasingly affected by climate change. With the Thailand Rice project, they will contribute to national emission reduction goals for the first time – and increase their profits.
Project: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning NAMA Thailand
In the heady tropics of Thailand, refrigeration and air conditioning technologies are a major source of harmful emissions. Now, the country is looking to more efficient equipment and natural refrigerants to achieve its climate protection targets.
At the occasion of the technical mid-year UN Bonn Climate Change Conference, the Climate Investment Funds and the NAMA Facility invited funders, policy makers, implementors, and think tanks to share and discuss approaches toward transformational change. The aim was to gain a common understanding of challenges and chances to increase the impact of future climate programmes.
The NAMA Facility is a strong proponent of fearless learning. A workshop in Bonn brought together climate action implementers from different countries and sectors to foster networking opportunities and honest learning. There, they set out to tackle one common challenge: effecting transformational change to alleviate the climate crisis.