UNEP Academy to Educate Developing Country Professionals on NAMAs

6 December 2012. Global climate change policy is evolving towards increasingly diversified and distributed efforts to combat growing greenhouse gas emissions. In this context, developing countries, specifically those not listed in Annex-I of the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC), are increasingly considering the development of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). In order to support capacity-building in this area, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risø Centre just launched a learning facility titled NAMAcademy.

The NAMAcademy offers courses and couching to developing country public officials who need to formulate national or local policy initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It provides a fundamental understanding of the concept of NAMAs as well as tools that can concretize policies, programmes and activities in the context of national development planning and low carbon strategies.

This learning facility offers two types of classes taught by staff from UNEP Risø assisted by invited experts:

  • Individual coaching up to two weeks at UNEP Risø premises at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Risø campus in Denmark, offered on a continual basis
  • Two-week class courses for up to 10 students at the DTU Lyngby campus in Denmark, offered every 3 months with the next one commencing April 22, 2013.

The facility’s teachers are seasoned experts with over 10 years of experience in providing technical assistance to developing countries preparing climate change measures. Courses are tailor-made according to participants' needs. The fee for the two-week NAMAcademy class course is US $3,800, excluding travel and accommodation. Applications should be sent to Dr. S. E. Lütken at snlu@risoe.dtu.dk no later than February 1st, 2013.

For more information, please contact Dr. S. E. Lütken at snlu@risoe.dtu.dk or visit www.NAMAcademy.org.