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For developing countries, addressing climate change in a way that stimulates their economies and improves the lives of their people along sustainable pathways is central to a successful global response to the climate challenge.

With that in mind, developing countries have been voluntarily taking Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) that integrate their own social, economic, and environmental priorities into their climate change efforts.

New Site Showcases Developing Country NAMAs

To highlight these transformational actions, recognize those who support them, and inspire further action on the ground, the climate change secretariat has created a site called NAMA News.

NAMAs, an important tool created under the auspices of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, are now hitting their stride with activities that range from individual and local actions to sweeping national policies made possible through international financial, technology, and capacity building support.

Each NAMA tells a unique story about lowering greenhouse gas emissions, bolstering the economy, and enhancing lives. Collectively, they make up this new namanews.org site, a kaleidoscope of climate actions made brighter through global collaboration and cooperation.

Latest Initiative from Mexico

This week’s spotlight is on a remarkable NAMA from Mexico that aims at the heart of successful transformational change – informing the young. Mexico’s NAMA is grounded in education, and in teaching children how to lower greenhouse gas emissions, and why that is important for their future and well-being.


Mexico's plans are also aligned with the UNFCCC's stress on education, training, and public awareness as critical parts of the climate change response. The importance of this Article 6 of the climate change convention was most recently reaffirmed last December by governments at their annual UN climate conference, in Lima, Peru.

The NAMA Registry: a Global Tool for Faster Action and More Support

Through NAMAs, developing countries aim to guide their emissions below business as usual by 2020. To capture these plans and the concrete support available for planned action, the Secretariat of the UNFCCC also created a registry to record NAMAs.

Countries that are willing to support NAMA initiatives can enter the details of that support in the registry, thereby enabling developing countries in need of support to be matched with relevant offers.

All entries in the registry, whether from a country seeking support or an agency offering support, are accessible by everyone and provide an open view into the world of greenhouse gas mitigation in developing countries.

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