As the primary operating entity of the UNFCCC financial mechanism, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) is the largest dedicated fund to support the achievement of the Paris Agreement, including the goal to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius and the implementation of developing countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). This paper presents the... continue reading »
Oil and Gas Methane Regulation In partnership with the Clean Air Task Force (CATF), CCAP has expanded our work to advance regulatory solutions to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production at a sector scale. Our theory of change is to support developing countries to (1) identify regulatory opportunities to reduce oil and gas... continue reading »
Addressing the Waste Sector to Reduce Emissions The waste sector is uniquely situated to substantially mitigate the second most abundant greenhouse gas, methane. Waste generation is growing faster than any other environmental pollutant, including CO2, particularly in developing countries where waste is a larger contributor to overall emissions. Focusing on waste with improvements in solid... continue reading »
CCAP encourages communities, companies and policymakers to Ask the Climate Question about key policies and infrastructure investments: Does it cut carbon pollution while also preparing for climate change impacts? We help our partners “connect the dots” between adaptation and mitigation to implement Green Resilience policies and measures that reduce GHG emissions and enhance resilience to... continue reading »
At the Building Climate Solutions 14th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment Conference held in Washington DC this past January, the Center for Clean Air Policy partnered with the U.S. Global Climate Research Program’s National Climate Assessment Program to host “Climate Adaptation + Mitigation Synergies: Pursuing Implementation Pilots” symposium and... continue reading »
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.
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 continue reading »