Project Details

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration:
Client: BCIE Bank
Budget: 19,840 €
Financier: NAMA Facility

Info: MACS support the appraisal and structuring of the financial cooperation component of the Project “NAMA Café” in Costa Rica for GIZ.

Costa Rica: GIZ NAMA Support Project "NAMA Café"

As one of the first countries globally, Costa Rica has set a target to achieve carbon neutrality. The Coffee production development is an important part of this challenge, as it today represents almost 10% of Costa Ricas’ GHG emissions.

In order to reduce the carbon footprint of the sector while maintaining a sustainable coffee production in the future, the government of Costa Rica plan to implement a NAMA-Café project through a participatory process between the years 2011 and 2021. MACS support the appraisal and structuring of the financial cooperation component of the Project “NAMA Café” in Costa Rica for GIZ.

The NAMA Facility is a joint effort from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) of the United Kingdom (UK). The NAMA Facility supports developing countries that want to implement ambitious climate protection measures with Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs).

The tasks for MACS in NAMA Cafe’ included a desk study to understand the program setup and current stage of planning, followed by a field visit in order to refine and structure the setup of the financial cooperation component of the program.

Possible conditions of the cooperation between the project and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE) and first tier banks were also evaluated and brought to discussion.

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Dr. Thomas Schiller

Management
Strategic Development

+49 69 943188-10

thomas.schiller@macsonline.de

Dr. Thomas Schiller

Management
Strategic Development

+49 69 943188-10

thomas.schiller@macsonline.de

Managing Director

Based on his career as financial consultant and development banker, Thomas thought consulting and management services in the utility sectors should integrate economists and engineers as well as social scientists in a core team of permanent international staff for sustainable solutions. Thus MACS was born.

His experience in micro- and macro-economic policy analysis as well as detailed sector assessments in the fields of Finance, Water and Energy makes Thomas an expert in developing comprehensive finance strategies for network utilities including building the institutional and policy framework around it.

As one of the Partners and Managing Directors of MACS he is responsible for strategic development and controlling.