Dominican Republic emits Decree containing national MRV system for GHG inventories

Developed and submitted as part of the ICAT Phase I project, the President of the Dominican Republic emitted last month a Decree to create and implement a national MRV system for GHG inventories that is set to benefit the country on multiple fronts. Read more

Work with us: Intern – Climate Change and Monitoring and Evaluation

The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) is currently recruiting an Intern to support with the collection, analysis and visualisation of data as part of ICAT’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Uptake (MELU) framework. The incumbent may also be asked to conduct background research related to different aspects of ICAT’s work and activities, in particular in… Read more

Webinar recording now available: Reporting adaptation through the BTR

The webinar provides viewers with an understanding of what national reporting of adaptation will look like in the BTR and how the introduction of this new UNFCCC report will change how countries report on adaptation going forward. Read more

Webinar: GACMO as a tool for establishing mitigation scenarios

Designed for Spanish-speaking specialists and the public sector in Latin America and the Caribbean, this webinar will present the modelling tool GACMO (Greenhouse gas Abatement Cost MOdel), developed by the UNEP-DTU Partnership, and how it evaluates mitigation actions and their associated costs at the national or sub-national level. In particular, it will focus on how GACMO can be used to support the preparation of nationally determined contributions (NDCs). Read more

Costa Rica to strengthen its ability to design climate policies that result in positive long-term socio-economic impact

At a virtual workshop on 22 September 2020, a broad mix of national stakeholders gathered to initiate Costa Rica’s ICAT Phase II project. Over the next 15 months, the project aims to enhance the country’s ability to measure and subsequently shape climate policies and actions that result in sustainable development benefits and enable transformational change. Read more

New practical guide helps countries report on adaptation through the Biennial Transparency Report

With the way countries report on adaptation to the UNFCCC set to change, a new guide published today provides technical experts responsible for producing the adaptation section of their country’s Biennial Transparency Report with a practical and easy-to-follow interpretation. Read more

Broad sector cooperation sees Cambodia establish an MRV system for renewable energy policies

ICAT has supported the Royal Government of Cambodia in establishing a Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system that will help track the contributions of renewable energy policies to their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and prepare their Biennial Transparency Report (BTR). Read more

Pursuing new paths for capacity building: ICAT delivers technical assistance to Argentina on LULUCF sector

As part of its project in Argentina to enhance the greenhouse gas (GHG) estimation and reporting of GHG emissions in the Land use, land-use change, and forestry (LULUCF) sector, ICAT’s Implementing Partner, the Institute for the Protection and Research of Environment (ISPRA) organized a technical meeting with a range of prominent LULUCF experts to discuss the most pressing questions regarding the estimation of forest-related data for Argentina and how they could be improved. Read more

Work with us: Technical Specialist – Environmental (Climate Change)

The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) is currently recruiting a Technical Specialist for the development of a blended e-learning course on climate action transparency. Applications are open until 6th August 2020. Read more

Key steps for a robust MRV system steer Brazil toward effective NDC implementation

Brazil’s ICAT project has set a solid basis for achieving and tracking the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) targets. Conducted by the Centro Brasil no Clima (CBC) and the Centro Clima/COPPE/UFRJ, the recently concluded ICAT project developed scenarios of how Brazil’s NDC targets can be achieved and, based on these scenarios, formulated a set of indicators to monitor the implementation of the country’s NDCs.  Read more