Third MAIN Asia Dialogue
10.22.13 - 10.24.13
The Third Asia Regional Dialogue of the Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) was held in Manila, Philippines from October 22-24, 2013. Sponsored by CCAP and hosted by the Philippines Climate Change Commission, the event aimed to build the capacity of developing countries to develop and advance the implementation of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). The MAIN initiative is made possible through the generous support of the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building, Germany’s International Climate Initiative, and other funders.
The dialogue convened high-level representatives from developing and contributing country governments, the private sector, multi-lateral institutions and civil society. Inter-ministerial MAIN-Asia country teams from Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam learned from sector and finance experts, shared best practices on the development of NAMAs in the region, and discussed strategies for designing NAMAs that are attractive to funders and investors. In addition to NAMA financing and design, this dialogue explored four sectors in depth, namely renewable energy, energy efficiency, transportation and waste, as well as the integration of adaptation and mitigation actions.