The ICAT assessment guides help policymakers and other users assess the impacts of countries’ climate policies and actions. They can play a critical role in providing the information needed for effective policymaking, for implementing the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and for preparing reports under the enhanced transparency framework of the Paris Agreement and on progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The ICAT assessment guides are a series of methodologies for assessing the GHG, sustainable development and transformational impacts of policies and actions in an integrated and comprehensive manner across all levels of governance.

The core documents focusing on specific sectors or subsectors and cross-cutting assessments are supplemented by complementary guides on engaging stakeholders and undertaking review or verification of policy and action impacts.

Overview of the ICAT series of Assessment Guides

Select any guide below to learn more. ICAT recommends starting with the Introduction to the ICAT Assessment Guides.

"The Paris Agreement calls for greater ambition, and transparency & capacity building are two perennial pillars that call for global collaboration. ICAT aims to do that by developing methodological frameworks that are inclusive, comprehensive and timely... For me, ICAT is an opportunity to be a part of an experience that will leverage the intelligence around the globe to support greater ambition."

Chirag Gajjar, WRI India