Posts by Leila Yim Surratt

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Transforming the Energy Sector in the Philippines

The Philippines program, Enabling Distributed Solar Power in the Philippines, was preliminarily selected for funding by the NAMA Facility under its 4th call for proposals. The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) worked with the Philippines Department of Energy over the last 2 years to develop this €20 million program that will accelerate the uptake... continue reading »

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How NAMAs Can Make Projects Bankable

Achieving national climate goals under the Paris Agreement will require substantial low-carbon, climate-resilient investment— and most of these resources will come from the private sector. The key challenge will be to turn countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) into concrete actions that create the conditions necessary for climate-compatible investment.  Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) are one... continue reading »

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Transforming the Energy Sector and Implementing NDCs

With the historic Paris climate agreement now in place, including mitigation commitments, now called Nationally Determined Contributions or (NDCs), from 195 countries, governments are now charged with  converting their targets into actionable policies and programs on the ground.  CCAP’s recently-released a paper, Converting Nationally Determined Contributions into Action, takes a deep look at INDCs from... continue reading »

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Upcoming Climate Finance Opportunities in the GCF and NAMA Facility

On May 13th and May 21st, 2015, CCAP held two videoconferences around recent developments in the NAMA Facility and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) with Asia and LAC countries in our Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN). Participants representing ministries of energy, climate change, environment and development across nine countries attended. CCAP shared new information about the NAMA Facility’s Third Call for proposals and recent developments in the GCF. MAIN countries discussed their plans to submit proposals to each of these funding sources. continue reading »

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Germany-UK NAMA Facility Opens Second Call for Proposals

The International NAMA Facility announced its second call for NAMA Support Project Outlines, inviting national governments of developing countries and emerging economies to submit proposals for highly ambitious, feasible projects that have the potential to catalyze transformational change toward low-carbon development. The call will be open until July 15, 2014. To read more about the... continue reading »

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CCAP Working Internationally to Enhance Climate Negotiations and NAMA Development

In the lead up to an international agreement to address climate change, expected to be negotiated in 2015, CCAP is working globally on many fronts to pave the way for a paradigm shift toward low-carbon development. Recent meetings with high ranking officials and international policy makers highlight CCAP’s efforts to develop mitigation actions in developing... continue reading »

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NAMA Funding Available through Germany-UK NAMA Facility

Formally launched at COP18 in Doha, Germany and the United Kingdom’s International NAMA Facility is now seeking submissions. The NAMA Facility has initial funding of nearly $100 million and is intended to support developing countries’ efforts to implement transformational, country-led NAMAs. Germany and the UK deserve tremendous credit for their leadership in making these investments in policies proposed by developing countries that can achieve multiple benefits including climate mitigation, sustainable development and poverty reduction. The first call for NAMA proposals opened in July and will run through September 2, 2013. continue reading »

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Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants through Improved Municipal Solid Waste Management

Following carbon dioxide, short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), such as methane, black carbon, tropospheric ozone and hydrofluorocarbons, are the most significant contributors to anthropogenic climate change, with some gases exhibiting global warming potentials several factors greater than carbon dioxide. For example, over 20 years, methane is 86 times more potent than carbon dioxide in raising global temperatures.... continue reading »

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First Stop: Health. Next Stop: Carbon?

EPA should be congratulated on issuing the final mercury and air toxics standards (MATS) for utilities. These rules are more than 20 years in the making and establish for the first time federal regulations to control mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants. EPA estimates that the rule will reduce mercury emissions from coal-burning... continue reading »

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Strengthening EPA’s Hand In Addressing Climate Change

Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision in American Electric Power v. Connecticut resoundingly affirms the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to address global warming and regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. In 2004, several environmental groups and eight states, including Connecticut, California, and New York sued five large electric utilities to get them to... continue reading »

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