Technical workshop 'Training on NAMA development'- San José, Costa Rica
Costa Rica has set the ambitious target of becoming greenhouse gas-neutral by 2021. This makes the country one of the pioneers among the members of the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV with regard to its ambition. To support this objective, the 4th technical workshop in the framework of the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV took place in San José from 16-18 October, organised by the Costa Rican Ministry of Environment, Energy and Telecommunication (MINAET) in cooperation with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and a GIZ project launched in the context of the International Climate Initiative (ICI) to support Costa Rica's climate-neutral strategy (ACCIÓN Clima – Desarrollo Bajo en Emisiones).
The workshop aimed at identifying the key steps to be taken for the development and implementation of specific Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in three sectors: agriculture, transport and waste, and at developing roadmaps for their implementation.It therefore comprised a 2-day NAMA training presenting a step-wise and systematic approach that guided participants from an initial background analysis to the final implementation of NAMAs, considering different design options and financing needs. On the third day, workshop participants discussed specific sector mitigation concepts more in detail for the three prioritized sectors.
Participants were 30 experts from public and private institutions in the sectors of agriculture, transport and waste.
Initial conclusions from the workshop include the following:
- Previous efforts generated plenty of information that can be useful in developing MRV plans for NAMAs.
- This existing information must be systematised, consolidated and converted into concrete action.
- Coordination and cooperation within sectors must be improved to avoid obstacles and to benefit from synergies
- A proactive and committed private sector is a powerful resource in Costa Rica. This should be harnessed by promoting early, broad-based involvement in the NAMA development process.
- Normative and regulative adjustments are required to implement certain measures.
- Quantifying and assessing the value of co-benefits is important in increasing motivation among all interest groups involved.
The full workshop report and summary of conclusions will soon be available on this site.