COP17 - Analyzing issues and options for implementing NAMAs
TERI, ERC (Energy Research Centre) of the University of Cape Town and Tsinghua University together presented the progress in work on the NAMAs (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions) in the BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India, China) countries. The side event focused on bringing the BASIC country perspectives on an international mechanism for NAMAs and analysis of its linkages at national level, building on multi-criteria decision making methods to define 'appropriateness'. While in China there has been considerable effort on laying out a strong monitoring and evaluation plan and links to the twelfth plan, in South Africa it was noted that there has been considerable progress in the identification of NAMAs in some sectors. However, significant amount of work still needs to be undertaken in the identified areas and its linkages to MRV (Measurable, Reportable, and Verifiable) processes identified.