Pilot studies of transformational change show the extent of climate policy ambition

The ICAT Assessment Guide for Transformational Change has recently informed four countries/initiatives - Tonga, Bolivia, Uganda, the NACAG Initiative - on how to make concrete climate action more ambitious. Read more

Registration now open: Facilitated e-learning course on climate transparency and the ETF

ICAT is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the facilitated e-learning course on climate transparency and the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF). The course, set to begin in August 2021, aims to support developing countries to boost national capacity to implement the ETF under the Paris Agreement. In particular, it will help countries to assess and develop mitigation policies, in a way that will advance domestic and international climate objectives and enable the realization of national priorities and Sustainable Development Goals. Read more

Ensuring inclusive national policy: Assessing stakeholder participation in the development of Malawi’s National Climate Change Management Policy

To assess the effectiveness of community engagement in the development of the Malawi National Climate Change Management Policy 2016 (NCCMP) and its accompanying Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy, the Initiative for Climate Action and Development (ICAD) applied the ICAT Stakeholder Participation Assessment Guide with valuable findings. Read more

Measuring the sustainable development impact of Bolivia’s Carbon Footprint Project

The Carbon Footprint Project assesses carbon and water footprints of local governments and cities, develops City Climate Action Plans and engages relevant stakeholders in the collective effort to reduce cities footprints. To assess the impact of its actions in relation to the SDGs, the Carbon Footprint Project applied ICAT's Sustainable Development Assessment Guide. Read more

Highlighting the value of biodiversity: Assessing the sustainable development impact of South Africa’s Biodiversity Policy

To identify the possible sustainable development impacts of the draft policy on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in South Africa, the University of Cape Town applied ICAT’s Sustainable Development Assessment Guide Read more

Liberia to improve its capacity to monitor and report on its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

At the inception meeting held on 26 February 2021, ICAT and the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA) launched a 10-month project to help assess the impact of its climate actions, and prepare for tracking and monitoring of the country’s progress towards its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The government of Liberia, through its Environmental Protection… Read more

Now available: Capacity building modules for transparency

Four new modules for interactive training to use ICAT's Policy Assessment Guides are now available with new case studies and exercises. Read more

Securing access to electricity in rural areas: Assessing the transformational change potential of Uganda’s Geothermal Energy Development Policy

A critical step in the government of Uganda's 30-year strategic plan is to meet the energy needs of the Ugandan population in an environmentally sustainable manner, which the government has pledged to fulfil. The government therefore wanted to understand the potential transformational impacts related to geothermal energy development in the country. Read more

Reducing emissions from ground transportation: Assessing the transformational change potential of Tonga’s Energy Efficiency Master Plan

To assess the transformational impact of the Tonga Energy Efficiency Master Plan (TEEMP) and the technical assistance provided, the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) applied ICAT’s Transformational Change Assessment Guide. Learn more about the this pilot project. Read more

Building the skills of the next generation to tackle climate change: Assessing the transformational change potential of Bolivia’s Citizens of the Future Initiative

The Citizens of the Future (CoF) is an education initiative from Servicios Ambientales S.A in Bolivia, which aims to provide children and youth valuable skills to tackle climate change, build up resilience and face other future challenges. Read more