UNEP Risø launches the NAMAcademy

December 3, 2012

NAMAs have been the talk of the climate community for quite some time. But how many actually know what NAMAs are?

The NAMAcademy, launched by UNEP Risø Centre, provides a fundamental understanding of the concept of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions and provides tools that can concretize policies, programmes and activities in the context of national development planning and low carbon strategies. It brings you a profound understanding of what NAMAs may mean in your country – though it does not claim to have the final answer – the NAMA concept will keep developing as more and more countries embark on devising their NAMAs.

The NAMAcademy offers courses and coaching for public sector officials who need to formulate national or local policy initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The NAMAcademy offers two types of classes taught by staff from UNEP Risø assisted by invited experts: 1) individual coaching up to two weeks at UNEP Risø premises at the DTU Risø campus in Denmark, and 2) two-week class courses for up to 10 students at the DTU Lyngby campus in Denmark. The latter is offered every 3 months with the next one commencing April 22, 2013. The coaching is offered on a continual basis.

The facility’s teachers are seasoned experts with over 10 years of experience in providing technical assistance to developing countries preparing climate change measures.  Courses are tailor-made according to participants’ needs.

The fee for the two-week NAMAcademy class course is US $3,800, excluding travel and accommodation. Applications should be sent to Dr. S. E. Lütken at snlu@risoe.dtu.dk no later than February 1st, 2013.

For more information, please visit www.NAMAcademy.org.