UNEP-BCA CSB Joint Project: The NAMA Development for the Building Sector in Asia

BCA through BCA CSB, has embarked on a partnership project with UNEP since 2014, “The Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) Development for the Building Sector in Asia”. Capitalising on the project and its existing work in Southeast Asia, the Centre is working with UNEP as an implementing partner to develop policies and actions for the building sector in Asia. This partnership project aims to provide four participating Asian countries – Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, with support to develop national plans and frameworks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their building sectors. The project is part of the International Climate Initiative supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

BCA CSB will also work, under the overall coordination of the UNEP core team, with other implementing partners in the project – including the UNEP Regional Office for Asia and Pacific in Bangkok, the UNEP-RISOE Centre near Copenhagen, Tsinghua University in Beijing, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi, and the Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN) – to establish baselines and measure progress in emission reductions in the participating countries.

So far, BCA CSB has co-authored the “Guidebook for the Development of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) for Energy Efficient Buildings in Tropical Climates” with UNEP-DTU Partnership, provides a better understanding of an effective building sector policy framework in the tropic. The project has also developed a set of outreach materials for the project countries to better engage the building sector stakeholders and inform the importance, benefits and the potential of reducing GHG emission in the building sector.