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We want to shed light in the debate about NAMAs and encourage policy-makers in their efforts to enhance sustainable transport measures. This handbook provides conceptual background information and practical guidance on transport NAMAs. Its objective is to facilitate the preparation and implementation of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the transport sector to increase the sector’s contribution to mitigate climate change.

The handbook was developed over a period of several years in an iterative, participatory process closely linked to a broad range of activities of the GIZ TRANSfer Project, including a broad review process with a large group of NAMA practitioners. It presents practical experience with transport NAMAs, including GIZ’s vast field experience in a concentrated and action oriented way, in order to support and stimulate the development of further transport NAMAs. The handbook is complementary to the UNFCCC NAMA Guidebook 2, which gives more general guidance on NAMAs without a particular sectoral focus, while this handbook elaborates further on transport sector specific issues. The focus of this handbook is on NAMA preparation. Some additional information is given on the implementation of NAMAs.

  1. Desigining mitigation measures
    Identify potential measures and select most suitable measures; Design measures in detail and how to involve relevant stakeholders
  2. MRV, Measurement, Reporting and Verification
    Basics and details on measurement, how to define objectives of the MRV approach, the effects of a NAMA and how to set MRV boundaries; How to develop a monitoring plan and quantify the GHG effects of a NAMA;
    Basics of reporting to the UNFCCC and donors;
    How to carry out verification
  3. Financing
    Basics of transport NAMA finance; How to perform a context Analysis; How to identify the costs and revenues of a NAMA as well as funding opportunities;
    How to develop a financial structure for a project-based transport NAMA, based on a financial appraisal and a financial structure for a NAMA;
    How to develop a financial structure for a strategy-, policy- and programme-based NAMA
  4. Registration
    Get familiar with the NAMA registry and how to realise the registration step by step

The chapters conclude with a handy checklist and tips for the Topic.