From NAMAs to Low Carbon Development in Southeast Asia: Technical, Mainstreaming, and Institutional Dimensions

Number 23

Despite its conceptual ambiguity, NAMA (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions) provides a practical opportunity for developing countries to achieve low-carbon development. This policy brief assesses the formulation process of NAMAs in selected Southeast Asian countries with three essential criteria: technical, mainstreaming and institutional. In line with highlighting progresses made thus far, policy recommendations are proposed for developing country policy makers and international donors to address remaining barriers and to further promote low-carbon development in light of regional sustainable development.