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ICAT-related events at COP25

Together with the Dominican Republic, ICAT will hold a side-event “Enhanced transparency frameworks as a basis for effective climate policies: practical insights” on Wednesday 11 December at 18:30-20:00 at IFEMA, Hall 4, Room 2.



ICAT-related events at COP25

At COP25, ICAT work will be presented at several events. Together with the Dominican Republic, ICAT is organising a side-event "Enhanced transparency frameworks as a basis for effective climate policies: Practical insights" on Wednesday 11 December at 18:30-20:00 at IFEMA, Hall 4, Room 2. Read more

Call for Proposals to provide technical support to ICAT

ICAT is seeking proposals to provide technical support and capacity building to developing countries for transparency related to climate actions and policies. Read more

Call for Expressions of Interest for countries to join ICAT

ICAT is seeking Expressions of Interest from new partner countries to join the Initiative and receive support to enhance domestic capacity for mitigation and adaptation action transparency. Read more

Now Available: Publication and Webinars’ Recordings on the MPGs of the Enhanced Transparency Framework

A new publication "Unfolding the reporting requirements for Developing Countries under the Paris Agreement’s Enhanced Transparency Framework" was prepared under ICAT and produced by the UNEP DTU Partnership. Read more

Now Available: Detailed Information about ICAT’s Capacity-Building Work in Partner Countries

The ICAT team has been working hard to make more detailed information about the initiative's in-country work available on the “Capacity Building” page where information is now available for ICAT’s work in a number of partner countries. Read more

ICAT at the Global NDC Conference: A Recap and Key Messages on Transparency

ICAT was a co-organizer of the Global NDC Conference, “Inspiring action and enabling change”, that took place 12-14 June 2019 in Berlin. The ICAT team co-led the  work stream on the "transparency". To round out the work at the conference, this work stream developed a set of key messages summarizing the discussions that took place at the conference. Read more

Recap from ICAT Joint Side Event at SB50 in Bonn: “Enhancing transparency around NDCs for benefits beyond reporting”

The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) coorganized a side event titled "Enhancing transparency around NDCs for benefits beyond reporting: Benefits of climate reporting beyond meeting international reporting requirements" at the UNFCCC SB50 in Bonn. Read more

Global NDC Conference in Berlin: 12-14 June

The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) will be attending the Global NDC Conference from 12-14 June 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Learn more here.

ICAT at COP24 in Katowice, Poland

To find out where we are and what we are doing at COP24, we have created this page that lists what events we will be participating in. We will be posting new information to this page regularly, so please make sure to come back and check for updates! Read more

ICAT Side Event at COP24: ICAT Country Experiences with the Development of Enhanced Transparency Frameworks

ICAT will hold a side event at COP24 in Katowice, Poland, on ICAT country experiences with the cevelopment of enhanced transparency frameworks. The event will be held on Tuesday, 4 December, 18:30-20:00 in Room 1. Read more

Webinar, November 13, 9 am (EST): Measuring Transformational Change Impacts

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5o Celsius makes it clear that limiting warming urgently requires transformational actions in all sectors of our economies. Join this webinar to learn more about how the ICAT guidance characterizes transformational change in the mitigation context and how it supports policymakers and practitioners. Read more

Webinar, October 25, 9 am EDT: Measuring Non-State & Subnational Climate Action: Aggregation and Integration

Please join us on Thursday, October 25, 9-10 am (EDT) for a webinar on “Measuring Non-State & Subnational Climate Action: Aggregation and Integration.” States, regions, cities, businesses, investors, and citizens around the world are taking ambitious climate action – delivering real results on the ground that save money, create jobs, make us healthier and reduce emissions. Read more

Dr. Henning Wuester Joins ICAT as the Initiative’s New Director

As of 17 September 2018, Dr. Henning Wuester has joined ICAT as the initiative’s new director. Dr. Wuester will be leading the Initiative and directing its day-to-day work based on ICAT’s strategic plan. He will manage ICAT’s secretariat and act as the public face of the Initiative. Read more

Report from Climate Change Conference in Bangkok (September 4-9, 2018)

Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change met for a second time this year in Bangkok from September 9 to 14 for an additional week of negotiations ahead of COP 24 in Katowice, Poland in December where they  are expected to adopt the guidelines for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Read more

Opportunity: Call for expressions of interest to pilot ICAT Guidance

The opportunity is now open for expressions of interest to participate in the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) by piloting the ICAT guidance to assess the impacts of policies and actions. ICAT guidance helps users assess the impacts of policies and actions to inform decision making and reporting, and to build capacity on policy assessment methods and processes. Read more

May 2018 Version of ICAT Guidance Now Available

We are pleased to announce the release of the May 2018 version of ICAT Guidance. Read more

ICAT at COP23: Recap

A major theme that came to the forefront in Bonn was the need for transparency as a core component of implementing the Paris Agreement. Read more

Guidance Development Spotlight: Transformational Change

With limited time and resources and the enormous climate change facing us, country leaders cannot afford to enact policies that don’t fundamentally shift emissions and sustainable development outcomes. The Transformational Change Guidance will support policy makers in defining policies that have the greatest potential to promote decarbonisation and sustainable development. Read more


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