German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation: Inviting applications for ‘Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA)’ to provide financial support for implementing national climate strategies and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) via NAMAs in relevant sectors thereby realizing sustainable transformational change towards a low-carbon pathway.

Funding brief: The NAMA Facility was jointly established by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) with the objective to provide financial support to developing countries and emerging economies that show leadership on tackling climate change and want to implement transformational country-led NAMAs within the global mitigation architecture in the short- and mid-term. The Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate (EFKM) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the European Commission joined the NAMA Facility as Donors in 2015.

The objective of the NAMA Facility is to provide financial support for implementing national climate strategies and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) via NAMAs in relevant sectors thereby realizing sustainable transformational change towards a low-carbon pathway. This is done through funding NAMA Support Projects (NSPs) that have the potential to catalyse transformational change towards low-carbon development in the overall sector. With this objective in mind, the Donors of the NAMA Facility decided to hold open competitive Calls for NSP Outlines and select the most ambitious, innovative and promising NSPs for funding. In line with this strategy, the NAMA Facility has no regional or sector focus. The level of ambition is assessed in the individual country-context.

The financial contributions to the NAMA Facility made by the German, British and Danish governments and the European Commission form part of the commitment made by industrialized countries during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) climate negotiations in Copenhagen and Cancun to jointly mobilize USD 100 billion per year by 2020 to finance mitigation and adaptation activities in developing countries and countries with emerging economies. By demonstrating an innovative architecture designed to provide directly accessible tailor-made support for the implementation of NDCs via transformational NAMAs, and by feeding the lessons learned into international processes, the NAMA Facility will contribute to the global emissions reduction efforts as well as the international debate on climate finance. In November 2017, the Donors of the NAMA Facility have announced their continued commitment to the objectives of the NAMA Facility launching this 5th Call for NAMA Support Projects and providing additional funding of up to EUR 85 million to the NAMA Facility.

Donor Name: German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the UK Department for
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Funding name: Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA)-5th Call

Deadline: 15th, March, 2018 at 3 pm CEST/GMT+2

Funding details link: http://www.nama-facility.org/fileadmin/user_upload/call-for-projects/5th-call/171113_nama_facility_5th_call_general_information_document_en.pdf

http://www.nama-facility.org/call-for-projects/

Funding limit:
● In November, 2017, the Donors of the NAMA Facility have announced their continued commitment to the objectives of the NAMA Facility launching this 5th Call for NAMA Support Projects and providing additional funding of up to EUR 85 million to the NAMA Facility.
● Funding volume requested from the NAMA Facility for implementation is in the range of EUR 5-20 million.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found

Project duration:
● NSP implementation time: between 3-5 years;
● NSP preparation time (DPP): max. 18 months;

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
● 
NAMA Support Organisations (NSOs) are qualified legal entities, endorsed by the national government to ensure the implementation (as opposed to the Detailed Preparation Phase) of a NSP. As NAMA Facility funding may not be provided directly to partner government institutions such as ministries, the NSOs will be the contractual partners of the NAMA Facility and recipients of funding. The NSOs will be responsible and accountable for the correct use of funds and services, the financial and administrative management of the NSP, for monitoring of the NSP and reporting to the TSU.

Entities eligible as NSOs include the following:
● International: regional or international development banks, United Nations (UN) agencies, bilateral and multilateral development agencies, international nongovernmental organisations (INGOs), international foundations, etc.
● National: development banks, development funds, public utilities, public agencies, foundations, national non-governmental organisations (NGOs), etc.
● In case an entity only covers part of the required qualifications, e.g. an INGO that has a purely technical assistance background without experience in handling major investment funds, it is recommended to identify a consortium partner to cover the remaining required qualifications. The required competences could also be provided by a national Implementing Partner (IP). The NSO (alone or as consortium) needs to demonstrate that it has all relevant capacities required to implement the NSP including the financial mechanism. In case a consortium is formed, all partners and their roles must be well-defined and, if applicable, who will be the lead of the consortium and thus the responsible entity to become the contractual partner of the NFGA. NSOs need to fulfil eligibility criteria as stipulated in below.
● Proposals can only be submitted by the designated NSO. Eligibility criteria for the NSOs for the implementation are different, and more demanding, than for the Applicants submitting an Outline. The NAMA Facility does not require NSOs to go through an accreditation process. In general, international as well as national organizations (legal entities) may qualify as NSO as long as they are no private for-profit organizations, have been endorsed by the national government for their role as NSO and fulfil the following criteria:
 Proven work experience in the country of implementation (> 3 years)
 Proven work experience in the respective sector (> 5 years)
 Proven experience with project implementation in the lead (> 5 projects with a similar funding volume as requested)
 Proven experience in investment/climate finance (> 5 projects)
 Proven experience with the implementation of ODA projects (> € 5 Mio)
 Proven experience in working with the public sector (>3 years)
 For entities other than financial institutions, average of annual turnover over the last 3 years > requested NSP volume

Eligible Country: ODA-eligibility of the country throughout the entire NSP implementation period.

Submission mail: contact@nama-facility.org

Other important link:
● 
Guideline: http://www.nama-facility.org/fileadmin/user_upload/call-for-projects/5th-call/171113_nama_facility_5th_call_general_information_document_en.pdf
● Indicator guidance sheets of the NAMA Facility’s M&E Framework provide additional information on definitions and methodologies. http://www.nama-facility.org/fileadmin/user_upload/publications/documents/2015-11_doc_namafacility_nsp-guidance.pdf
● Factsheets on lessons learned and on financial mechanisms published on the NAMA Facility website for more information: http://www.nama-facility.org/fileadmin/user_upload/publications/factsheets/2016-02_factsheet_namafacility_lessons-learned-2015.pdf;
http://www.nama-facility.org/fileadmin/user_upload/publications/factsheets/2016-02_factsheet_namafacility_financial-mechanisms-2016.pdf
● Tools to calculate the GHG-mitigation potential and business model: http://www.nama-facility.org/publications/tool-for-business-model-and-finance/?L=0;
http://www.nama-facility.org/publications/tool-for-determining-ghg-mitigation-potential-in-nsps/?L=0
● The template for NAMA Support Project Outlines and Annexes: http://www.nama-facility.org/fileadmin/user_upload/call-for-projects/5th-call/171113_nama_facility_5th_call_application_documents.zip

How to apply:
● The submission deadline is published on the NAMA Facility website and strictly applied as a formal eligibility criterion. Outlines submitted late will be rated non-eligible. Complete NSP Outlines with all annexes (all in English) shall be submitted electronically by an eligible and duly authorised Applicant to: contact@nama-facility.org.
● Hard copies of the complete and signed Proposal need to be submitted upon request by the TSU within two weeks to: NAMA Facility, Technical Support Unit, Köthener Str. 2-3, 10963 Berlin, Germany.

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