In the absence of specific guidelines from the UNFCCC on how to develop NAMAs, implementing organizations, donors, and host countries have been formulating NAMAs in a trial-and-error basis. By extracting lessons from these experiences, the previous version of this guidebook introduced basic elements of NAMAs and also different approaches for NAMA-related decisions.

Three basic types of support for NAMAs, namely finance, technology and capacity building have been explained extensively in the first edition of this guidebook as well as in different documents published by other organizations. The first part of this sectionintroduces two key topics that should also be taken into consideration: NAMAs in the context of national (climate change) plan, institutional arrangements for NAMAs, which are focused in the recipients of support.

This section is complemented with an update on financial sources for NAMAs as well as technology transfer options through the Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN) of the UNFCCC, and the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) promoted by the Japanese government.

Finally, by aiming to share recent information on two key discussions, this section is closed with updates related to Biennial Update Reports (BUR) and Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC).

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