With the largest share of global emissions, the energy sector is a highly important arena for mitigation action. Energy sector action is included in the scope of over two-thirds of country NDCs, but gaps for the assessment of energy policies remain.

The Renewable Energy Methodology helps policymakers assess and communicate the impacts of renewable energy policies to ensure that they are effective in mitigating GHG emissions, advancing development objectives, and helping countries meet their sectoral targets and national commitments. The document provides methodological guidance on how to estimate emissions pathways and reductions resulting from the implementation of policies in the energy sector. The methodology focuses on three policy interventions: Feed-in tariff policies, auctions policies and tax incentive policies.

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Full Assessment Guide

There is a strong need to build capacity on measurement and reporting of climate actions in developing countries. Being involved in the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency gives me the opportunity to work with worldwide first class experts in a participatory process for the development of tools to build this capacity and increase the confidence of impact assessment of climate policies worldwide.

–┬áJorge Rodrigues de Almeida, RdA Climate Solutions