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Call for Proposals: Support for the delivery of a blended training course on Climate Transparency in French

10 November 2022

The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) aims to help countries assess 1 the impacts of their climate policies and actions, and fulfil their transparency commitments. It does this by increasing the overall transparency capacities of countries, including the capacity to assess the contribution of climate policies and actions on GHG levels and on countries’ development objectives, and providing appropriate methodological information and tools to support evidence-based policy-making. ICAT’s innovative approach is to integrate these two aspects.

ICAT focuses on countries that can highlight the benefits of increased transparency to demonstrate policy impact and evidence-based action. ICAT will generate evolving methodological guidance and extract best practices, to be publicly available to all actors, increasing the global knowledge base. ICAT’s work is country-driven, and efforts build on existing Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems and knowledge in countries and complement previous or on-going activities by other initiatives, where applicable.

In order to strengthen climate action, countries will need to ensure that their policies are effective in advancing both national priorities and global climate objectives. To assess the effectiveness of such policy-making, relevant data and information are required. In this context, the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF), as the backbone of the Paris Agreement, is essential for global cooperation as well as for planning and implementing effective climate actions and policies at the national level. In addition to improving credibility and facilitating the tracking of progress, effective national transparency frameworks also enable countries to capture the sustainable development impact of their climate actions and thereby develop evidence-based policy responses that serve domestic needs and priorities.

Countries worldwide have to prepare for the ETF, under which they will have to submit their first Biennial Transparency Report (BTR) no later than 31 December 2024. In order to do this and contribute to effective climate action, there is a need and demand for capacity building so that all countries, regardless of their level of development, can contribute to the global efforts to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change. In response to this need, the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat, the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) and the UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre (UNEP-CCC) have collaborated to develop a blended course on Climate Transparency and the ETF. The aim of this course is to support developing countries to boost their national capacity to implement the ETF under the Paris Agreement. In particular, this course helps countries to enhance their technical capacity in assessing and developing mitigation policies to advance domestic and international climate objectives and enable the realisation of national priorities and Sustainable Development Goals. This course targets senior government officials and technical practitioners and is composed of an in-person workshop, as well as a facilitated online course with e-learning modules, exercises and weekly virtual interactive sessions with subject matter experts.

After the success of the first two rounds in 2021 targeting Anglophone Africa, and in 2022 targeting countries in the Asia-Pacific, ICAT is now seeking (a) Grantee(s) to support in the delivery of the course in French to increase the capacity building options for Francophone countries.

The full Call for Proposals can be accessed here.

More information including the application details and forms are here.

Call for Proposals: Support for the delivery of a blended training course on Climate Transparency in French

Deadline for applications: 23 November 2022 (by 23:59, Copenhagen, Denmark Time)

Please contact Teresa Schueler by email only at, no later than 18
November 2022 (23.59, Copenhagen, Denmark Time).


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