Collaboration to prioritise and select mitigation actions

NAMA Prioritisation Workshop in Beirut, Lebanon. (Credits: UNDP-LECB)
Case Information
NAMA prioritization process including workshops on NAMA design and preparation and the development of assessment criteria
Sector(s) involved: 
Residential and Commercial buildings
Transport and its Infrastructure
Good Practice: 
Immediate relevance and impact
Measurable and reliable data
Scalable and transferable
Stakeholder participation
2013 - 2015
Timeframe Present: 
Case summary: 

To identify and prioritize promising concepts for developing into NAMA proposals, the Lebanese Ministry of Environment in cooperation with the UNDP Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme engaged a range of national stakeholders and international experts to discuss and prioritize NAMA concepts based on a collaboratively designed selection process.

The approach, which included a series of workshops on NAMA design and preparation, resulted in a prioritised shortlist of concepts to be developed into NAMA proposals in Lebanon. The process increased awareness across national government actors and other stakeholders around the concept of NAMAs, their origin, development and approaches to financing. It also developed an effective collaborative approach for prioritising NAMAs through discussion of selection criteria and relative weights of criteria and led to a strengthened stakeholder forum for future collaboration.

Institutions involved: 

Ministry of Environment; Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Energy and Water; Ministry of Industry; Ministry of Public Works and Transport; Ministry of Agriculture; Council for Development and Reconstruction; Lebanese American University; University of Balamand; Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation; UNDP-CEDRO project; KPMG; KC Engineering and Industry; Sustainable Environmental Solutions; V4Advisors; Green Arms; SES; GIZ; International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV; Electricité du Liban.

Cooperation with: 

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) LECB Programme, National Council for the Environment


The UNDP-LECB program is jointly funded by the European Commission; the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the Australian Government.