Sustainable development priorities provide the context for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) by developing countries. While methods exist to assess the sustainable development (SD) co-benefits of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects, no approach has yet been developed to assess the SD impacts of NAMAs. This paper argues for a new integrated approach to asses NAMAs' SD impacts that consists of SD indicators, procedures for stakeholder involvement and safeguards against negative impacts. The argument is based on a review of experience with the CDM’s contribution to SD, particularly how a combined process and results approach known from the CDM SD Tool can be applied to develop a strong approach for SD assessment of NAMAs based on a comparison of similarities and differences between NAMAs and CDM. Five elements of a new approach towards assessment of NAMAs SD impacts are suggested based on emerging approaches and methodologies for monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas reductions and SD impacts of NAMAs.
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||Forum on Development and Mitigation - Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa|
Duration: 27 Jan 2014 → 29 Jan 2014
|Conference||Forum on Development and Mitigation|
|Location||Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town|
|Period||27/01/2014 → 29/01/2014|