From theory to practice: Understanding transformational change in NAMAs

The objective of the concept paper is to propose an operational definition for what
transformational change means in the context of NAMAs, taking into consideration ongoing
discussions among NAMA experts, and to give an overview of theoretical approaches to
sustainability transitions and transformational change, exploring their possible applicability to
NAMAs. The theoretical approaches are the basis to propose hypotheses for the dynamics,
indicators and success factors that foster transformational change, which is necessary to
assess whether a NAMA intervention has been or can be transformational to achieve low
carbon and sustainable development goals. This paper will serve as the basis for further
exploration of a framework to assess the potential for transformational impacts of NAMAs.

Authors:Florian Mersmann, Jørgen Villy Fenhann, Karen Holm Olsen, Timon Wehnert, Zyaad Boodoo
Published year:2014
Content type:Book
File: Download
Orbit ID:57fd658a-e3d3-45ba-8a1b-51227691d0ed
Publisher:UNEP DTU Partnership
Is current:Current
No. of pages:28