The NAMA concept was finally agreed on at the 16th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC in Cancún, Mexico in December 2010. The background to the interest in NAMAs in the transport sector is that almost no CDM project have been successfully registered as CDM projects.
Focusing on policies rather than on projects fits much better to the transport challenge. Hence, the final intention is to achieve co-benefits, i.e. reduce CO2 emissions in the transport sector and, at the same time, achieve more efficient and sustainable transport systems in developing countries.
Recommended Approach: Avoid - Shift - Improve (A-S-I):
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See also: www.unfccc.int