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This paper provides an overview of the NAMA cycle, from the identification of NAMA ideas to implementation and to the Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system needed.

The first chapter gives a brief overview of the origin of the NAMA concepts and describes how the concepts of NAMA, MRV and international support have evolved through the different Conferences of Parties (COPs).

The second chapter proposes a general NAMA cycle, from the identification and prioritization of NAMAs to the implementation of a NAMA and its corresponding MRV systems.

The third chapter addresses the identification and prioritization steps in the NAMA cycle.

The fourth chapter discusses the design and formulation of a NAMA document.

The fifth chapter covers endorsement of the NAMA by the appropriate national authority, the submission of the NAMA to the UNFCCC Registry and approval by international support providers (in the case of internationally supported NAMAs).

The sixth chapter addresses the implementation of the NAMA and the Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) process.

Finally, the last chapter discusses the monitoring and evaluation of NAMA impacts on emissions reductions based on sustainable development priorities beyond NAMA implementation and the assessment of the implementation of national climate-change policies and strategies.

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Focus Area
Low Carbon Development
Screening, Monitoring & Evaluation
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Sub-national, Project, & Local/Community level
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