Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN)
Supporting Ambitious Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions
CCAP is working to support the design and implementation of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) and Low-Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) in developing countries through regionally-based dialogues, web-based exchanges, and practitioner networks. Recent UNFCCC negotiations have made it clear that climate protection will depend on actions on the ground in both developing and developed countries. In recent years, developing countries have shown a significant commitment to reducing emissions unilaterally and being involved in the ultimate climate solution. The MAIN initiative works to identify and highlight the most successful developing country mitigation policies and uses these lessons to assist other countries in refining their policies and implementation frameworks in order to achieve ambitious mitigation actions.
Mitigation Action Implementation Network Objectives
This initiative is designed to:
- Improve participant country’s capacity to design, plan and implement NAMAs that are consistent with any LEDS or national sustainable development plans. MAIN allows participants to learn from peers on real-world strategies to develop, finance and implement highly effective and cost-competitive NAMAs.
- Harvest best practices in NAMA development and implementation and provide participants with examples of successful bottom-up strategies informed by on-the-ground, in-country experiences. These examples will offer an effective way to achieve significant emission reductions.
- Promote collaborative financing for such actions by providing strategies to make NAMAs attractive to possible funders from donor countries, including meeting expectations for monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV). MAIN dialogues will also help finance officials better understand the challenges faced in NAMA development and how funding can best support effective developing country policy outcomes.
- Help define a longer-term international program of action that produces global GHG reductions sufficient to limit adverse impacts from climate change.
- Provide participants with a network of personal contacts in other developing countries and with possible funders from developed countries who could support ambitious NAMAs.
How MAIN Works
MAIN consists of several components:
- Regional dialogues or “policy academies” wherein policy implementers from key ministries in each country, climate negotiators, finance and MRV experts, and industry representatives advance efforts to design, implement, and leverage financing for NAMAs. These meetings will be composed of presentations on NAMA successes, roundtable discussions, brainstorming sessions, and networking opportunities.
- Harvesting of best practices is shared with participating countries, in which CCAP will identifies best practices in NAMA design and implementation, LCDS, MRV, and financing.
- Global dialogues and policy lunches that leverage the results of the fast-start finance period to shape climate policy at the international level.
- Virtual “knowledge sharing” sessions to enrich the peer-to-peer learning process initiated by the regional dialogues using web-based technology.
Information About MAIN
- Introduction to the MAIN project – Asia and Latin America
- Video: Spurring Sustainable Development and Reducing Emissions through NAMAs
Past MAIN Events
- Sixth MAIN-Latin America Dialogue, United States, October 2014
- Fifth MAIN-Latin America Dialogue, Peru, July 2013
- Fourth MAIN-Latin America Dialogue, Dominican Republic, October 2012
- Third MAIN-Latin America Dialogue, Colombia, April 2012
- Second MAIN- Latin America Dialogue, Chile, November 2011
- First MAIN-Latin America Dialogue, Costa Rica, March 2011
- Video Conference: Summary of the Second MAIN-Latin America - Presentations were given on the fundamentals of MRV, a proposed broadened methodology for MRV of NAMAs, the status of MRV in Colombia, and monitoring and evaluation under the World Bank’s Climate Investment Funds, or CIF. August 2011
- Video Conference: Summary of the First MAIN-Latin America - Topics included presentations of potential NAMAs from Peru and Argentina and discussion of a NAMA Template. May 2011
- Fourth MAIN-Asia Dialogue, Indonesia, January 2015
- Third MAIN-Asia Dialogue, Philippines, October 2013
- Second MAIN-Asia Dialogue, Vietnam, July 2012
- First MAIN-Asia Dialogue, Thailand, October 2011
- Using Financial Mechanisms in the Development of NAMAs in Colombia, Chile and Kenya, September 2014
- An Emerging Architecture for NAMA Finance May 2013
- Identifying Potential Sources for NAMA Finance May 2013
- Supporting Transformational Climate Action through the Green Climate Fund Discussion Draft November 2013
- The NAMA Opportunity Policy Brief July 2013 Versión Español
- Overview of NAMA Financial Mechanism July 2012 Versión Español
- Criteria for Evaluating Supported NAMAs Discussion Draft June 2012 Versión Español
- Case Study: Colombia’s National Climate Change Process June 2012
- Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) by Developing Countries: Architecture and Key Issues Executive Summary, March 2011
- NAMAs and the CDM May 2011
- Supported NAMA Template Discussion Draft, November 2011
- MRV for NAMAs: Tracking Progress while Promoting Sustainable Development November 2011 (MRV = Measuring, Reporting and Verification) Versión Español
- Emerging Trends in Climate Finance Discussion Draft, January 2012
- Mexico’s Renewable Energy Program Discussion Draft, October 2011
- Proposed Transport NAMAs Framework January 2010
Data & Capacity Needs for Transportation NAMAs
- Report 1: Data Availability May 2010
- Report 2: Data Selection November 2010
- Report 3: Capacity-Building Needs November 2010
Sector-Wide Success Stories
- Latin America: Success Stories in Building Efficiency | Historias Exitosas en Construccion Eficiente
- Latin America: Success Stories in the Waste Sector | Historias Exitosas en el Sector Residuos
- Latin America: Success Stories in Vehicle Efficiency | Historias Exitosas de Eficiencia en Vehiculos
- Asia: Success Stories in Building Energy Efficiency
- Asia: Success Stories in Transportation
- Asia: Success Stories in Industrial Energy Efficiency
- Asia: Success Stories in Renewable Energy
Funding for MAIN
Principal financial support is provided by the German Ministry of Environment, the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building, and Environment Canada, with additional support from other donors .