NAMAs and INDCs: interactions and opportunities

A new paper discusses the current and potential interaction between nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) and intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs). With a view on the climate summit starting in Paris today, it highlights the importance of NAMAs as a tool to help countries progress toward and beyond their 2020 targets. The report concludes that INDCs and NAMAs can and should be linked in many ways, from channelling and leveraging finance, engaging stakeholders, assessing and emphasising co-benefits, conducting MRV, and building an integrated cross-sectoral institutional framework to bridge the gap between ambition and action. Where INDCs provide an international framework – a commitment to contribute and share responsibility – NAMAs can provide a versatile tool to reach these targets and scale-up domestic action.