New Publication Released on Multi Criteria Decision Analysis for Prioritization of NAMAs

December 21, 2015

The newly released publication ‘Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action Developing a Multi Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) process for Prioritization of NAMAs’ by UNEP DTU Partnership presents the MCDA tool that is commonly used for decision making process, including to rank options or to short-list a limited number of options.

About the publication

The publication seeks to enhance the knowledge of national stakeholders, in particular policy makers and decision makers, to understand the process for developing and applying a framework for NAMA prioritization, referred as NAMA Prioritization Process. The publication addresses the technical aspects related to the use of the MCDA tool and the institutional arrangements to implement an MCDA process, both in the context of NAMAs prioritization.

The MCDA tool allows combining some criteria which are valued in monetary terms and others for which market values are not readily available in the economy. It allows the use of a full range of social, environmental, technical, economic, and financial criteria. MCDA is thus an appropriate tool to prioritize NAMAs in the context of national sustainable development, taking into account
climate and development priorities.

Philippines is used as an example to illustrate the application of MCDA in a country-specific context.