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The prototype of the Transport NAMA Database will be officially launched during the COP 19 in Warzaw. The Transport NAMA Database is an interactive web-based portal that provides access to transport NAMAs and gives a systematic overview of NAMAs at all stages of development. It is the first resource to present information about transport NAMAs in one place and has been developed by GIZ TRANSfer Project with funding from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) and supported by WRI/EMBARQ within the framework of the activities of the Bridging the Gap (BtG) network and the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SloCaT).
An initial stock of information has been collected from online resources and stakeholder consultation by GIZ and WRI/Embarq with NAMA developers and National Implementing Entities. Interested stakeholders are invited to comment on the prototype. A reviewed version will go online early 2014.
How can NAMAs help sustainable transport in Asia? This was the central question in the first Asia Regional Exchange on NAMAs in the Transport sector workshop, held at the Land Transport Academy in Singapore on 16th of August 2013, with participation from twelve countries and six international climate and development organisations. By facilitating exchange between officials and practitioners with either climate or transport background, the workshop was successful in raising awareness and mutual learning on transport NAMAs.
Several countries in Asia and elsewhere are developing or considering climate-friendly transport policies and measures in the context of NAMAs. At the same time, many issues are need to become more tangible, e.g. how to prepare a NAMA proposal, what viable financial concepts are, what international support could entail, how to approach MRV, what an appropriate scope (policy vs project) is.
GIZ organized a Side Event on “NAMAs in the Transport Sector” at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn. Around 70 representatives from various countries and organizations attended this event on the evening of 5 June 2013.