The aim of this paper is to provide guidance to policy-makers and practitioners in the quantification and monetisation of co-benefits of climate change mitigation, using the waste sector as a case study, and recommendations for the design of effective nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs). As a next step, the authors would like to see a take-up of key concepts expressed in the paper in actual NAMA design activities. The authors believe that the guidance provided in this paper is relevant for NAMA designers as well as supporters as the recognition of co-benefits in the design effort is likely to create financial leverage.
Authors: Lorenzo Santucci (UN ESCAP), Ingo Puhl (South Pole Group), Abu Hasnat Md. Maqsood Sinha and Iftekhar Enayetullah (Waste Concern) and William Kojo Agyemang-Bonsu (UNFCCC)