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Engaging the Private Sector in Fast Start NAMAs
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Name: 
Neeraj Prasad
Designation / Organisation: 
Manager, Climate Change Practice, World Bank Institute
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Name: 
Monali Ranade
Designation / Organisation: 
Senior Environmental Specialist, World Bank
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Also in coordination with:
Mohua Mukherjee, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank and Reinhard Reichel, Senior Investment Officer, IFC
Date: April 09, 2014
Name: 
Gareth Phillips
Designation / Organisation: 
Founding Partner at Climate and Sustainability Partners and Chairman of the Project Developer Forum
Description: 

The understanding of the NAMA concept is still evolving and there is as of to date relatively little on the ground experience with turning the concept into concrete actions. NAMAs are well suited as holistic programmes but their success will be strongly influenced by the level of engagement of private sector actors who could act as the source of the investment in mitigation actions under the NAMA.

This webinar, the fourth in a series organized jointly by UNDP through its MDG Carbon Programme and the the World Bank Group Climate Change team, will provide a brief overview on the topic of NAMAs and present a proposed structure for the design of NAMAs involving the creation of investment opportunities for the private sector and delivery of a range of benefits for the host country. This will be accompanied by an example of how such a NAMA investment design could work in practice.

The points to be discussed in this webinar will include matters such as national approvals, sources of funding, the definition of MRV standards and considerations that would be essential to retain private sector interest. After the presentation, participants will be invited to engage in a critical analysis of the concept with a view to strengthening its design.

About the speaker:
Gareth has a total of 22 years experience in sustainable private sector activities including 16 years in low carbon investments. From a background in sustainable forest management and international development, Garethtransitioned into verification of carbon sequestration and GHG emission inventories before heading up SGS’s Global Climate Change Programme to register low carbon investment projects under the UNFCCC and verify GHG emissions under the UK and EU Emissions Trading Schemes. In 2006 Gareth joined Sindicatum to help raise a Fund to invest directly into low carbon projects in Asia. The fund raised over USD 300 m from pension funds and sovereign wealth funds and successfully invested over USD 230 m in over 30 projects in China, Thailand, Indonesia, India and the United States. Gareth is the Chairman of the Project Developer Forum and was a Board Member at the Carbon Markets and Investments Association from 2010 to 2013. Gareth is currently undertaking a range of consulting activities around the design of low carbon development strategies and sustainable investment.

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Name: 
Gareth Phillips
Designation / Organisation: 
Founding Partner at Climate and Sustainability Partners and Chairman of the Project Developer Forum
Description: