Developing countries have agreed to prepare and implement Nationally Appropriate Mitigation actions (NAMAs) as a part of their contribution to global mitigation efforts.

The term NAMA was first used in the Bali Action Plan, through 1/CP 13. The Bali Action Plan (UN, 2007) calls for nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) to be taken by developing countries, which will be supported and enabled by the provision of support from developed countries in terms of technology transfer, finance and capacity-building. Both actions and supports should be subject to the requirement to be measurable, reportable and verifiable. The actions proposed by the NAMAs usually revolve around existing/ upcoming regulations, policies, schemes, programmes or strategies in a country that have significant mitigation and sustainable developmental potential.

NAMAs were created as a means to support developing countries in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while helping them meet their national objectives for growth and development. NAMAs are also viewed as key to achieving the target of holding the increase in global average temperature below 2ºC or 1.5 ºC above preindustrial levels.

Two such NAMA’s are being implemented in Sri Lanka.

Status of Current NAMAs in Sri Lanka

(a).NAMA Design for Transport Sector in Sri Lanka

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(b).Appropriate Mitigation Action in the Energy Generation and End-Use Sectors in Sri Lanka

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NAMA Design Document for Transport Sector of Sri Lanka (Draft)


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