Other Trade-Related Activities - Denmark
The NAMA Facility was set up by Germany and the UK in 2013. The overall objective set out for the facility is to facilitate transformation towards low carbon pathways in developing countries with reference to the internationally agreed goal to keep global warming below two degrees Celsius compared with pre-industrial levels. This facilitation is achieved by supporting the realization of ambitious and innovative NAMAs (National Appropriate Mitigation Actions) in developing countries and emerging economies.
Through the NAMA Facility, Denmark seeks to attribute to demonstration short-term of successful leverage of finance for implementation of ambitious and transformational NAMAs. The facility provides funding for technical support and institutional and regulatory capacity development combined with or closely linked to development financial instruments to leverage public and private finance.
The NAMA Facility is at present the predominant international financing mechanism for supporting the implementation of NAMAs in particular as the Green Climate Fund is not yet operational. The UK and DE have up until now allocated Euro 119 million and both countries pledged additional funding for 2015/2016 in December 2014 at COP20 in Lima. The Facility is open for other multi- and bilateral donors. Through Climate Envelope 2014 Denmark joined the NAMA Facility as an additional donor providing financing amounting to DKK 73.8 million for a third call announced by the Facility at COP20. The EU Commission also contributed Euro 15 million to the Facility.
So far five projects in Colombia, China, Kenya, South Africa and Guatemala has been selected by the board and have started the in-depth appraisal phase. By the end of 2015, the NAMA Facility had five full-fledged projects under implementation from the previous calls in Costa Rica, Indonesia, Chile, Peru and Mexico and other projects in Thailand, Burkina Faso and Tajikistan are being developed.
The Global Water Partnership (GWP) is the world’s largest network of water with some 2700 members in 167 countries. Denmark has supported the GWP since its inception in 1996 with the objective of strengthening in particular civil society/water user organizations in the management of water resources. A new strategy with a focus on catalyzing change, generate, access and share knowledge and strengthen partnerships is being formulated with Denmark playing an active role as a donor representative on the Strategy Committee. The new support of 67 million DKK will be provided for a five-year period with 40 million as core funding, 20 million in an Innovation Fund with a focus on regional activities in Africa and on private sector development, and 7 million in support of GWP engagement in the SDG process on the water. The support to GWP compliments multilateral support to water being provided by UNEP and World Bank. Special consideration for Danish support to GWP is a rights-based approach to water user participation in integrated water resource management.