On a hot and muggy, 90-degree day on the Georgetown University campus in Washington, DC President Obama announced his Climate Action Plan to the nation Tuesday. In addition to cutting carbon, CCAP applauds President Obama for placing climate resilience at the center of his three-part plan. Under the scorching sun, the president summarized recent weather events: continue reading »
This executive summary outlines the potential Sustainable Housing and Construction Sector NAMA in Peru. It was presented at the Global NAMA Financing Summit in May 2013.
This presentation provides an overview of the MAIN initiative, which aims to catalyze high-impact NAMAs and create a vibrant practitioner network on low-carbon development.
Presentation from the second MAIN-Asia dialogue held in Vietnam.
The ten stories showcased in this book include examples from around the world where countries have implemented NAMA-like policies that have successfully reduced greenhouse gas emissions while contributing to measurable sustainable development outcomes. In conducting the research for this book, mitigation actions in both developed and developing countries were considered, specifically those within the five... continue reading »
The tourism industry in the Dominican Republic currently accounts for 15 percent of its national GDP, and is situated to serve as a model sector for sustainability. With the high rate of energy consumption from hotels, the tourism sector offers the opportunity for NAMAs that reduce the island nation’s reliance on fossil fuels. Specifically, sustainable... continue reading »
An International Climate Treaty for Post-2012 As international climate change negotiations center on a post-2012 framework, CCAP continues to participate in the discussion through its Future Actions Dialogue (FAD). This program brings together senior climate change negotiators worldwide from 30-40 developed and developing countries for an open and inclusive discussion of producing practical options for... continue reading »
Working on the ground with Colombia In partnering with Colombia’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS), private sector stakeholders and local industry experts, CCAP is helping to implement an integrated solid waste management NAMA to maximize economic value from waste streams and also reduce GHG emissions by: diverting solid waste away from landfills, using... continue reading »
This paper examines international experience with Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV), which has focused on accounting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the national and project levels. National reporting of emissions has centered on the preparation of national communications which are required every four years for developed countries. While national communications are currently voluntary for... continue reading »
As the UNFCCC moves forward with international climate change negotiations, it is critical that developing countries are ready and able to make significant progress toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions and growing in a sustainable way. CCAP has helped developing countries prepare for and participate in UNFCCC negotiations through its Developing Country Project. Serving as the... continue reading »
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... continue reading »
Advancing Corporate and Community Resilience As the annual costs of severe weather events in the U.S. grow into the billions of dollars, companies and communities are examining how best to plan ahead to protect their assets and bolster their bottom line. CCAP encourages companies, communities and policymakers to: “Ask the Climate Question” How will infrastructure,... continue reading »
CCAP recently hosted a thought-provoking dialogue in Halong Bay, Vietnam for teams of policymakers from seven Asian countries in our Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) from July 24-26, 2012. MAIN is designed to help developing countries in Latin America and Asia to develop policy actions – known in UNFCCC parlance as nationally appropriate mitigation actions... continue reading »
With growing emissions from the transport and energy sectors throughout Asia, enormous potential for renewable-energy deployment, and 700 million people still lacking access to electricity, Asian countries are ripe for the development of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in the energy, transport, waste, and other sectors. During the course of the CCAP’s second Mitigation Action Implementation... continue reading »
As part of the second Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) dialogue in Asia, Transportation Policy Analyst Chuck Kooshian presented “A Vertical NAMA for Sustainable Urban Development.” He discussed the importance of urban form (i.e. the physical layout and design of a city) in reducing energy use from transportation and some of the possible hurdles involved... continue reading »
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), once the flagship for supporting climate action in developed and developing countries, is facing tough times. Estimates by UNEP-Risoe show a massive imbalance between supply and demand for carbon credits in the coming years. It has been predicted that about 7 billion CDM credits will be generated between 2013 and... continue reading »