Cambodia uses transparency to create transport policies that meet national demands and international standards

Building on the success of the first project phase, ICAT is supporting the Ministry of Environment to establish a national MRV system and provide sectoral guidance to improve MRV in the transport sector – with a particular focus on road and rail transport.  Read more

Call for Proposals: Technical support for the establishment and management of a Regional Climate Action Transparency Hub in Central Asia

The Regional Climate Action Transparency Hub (ReCATH) for Central Asia aims at building capacity and creating a network in the region to support member countries in their efforts to improve/build sustainable and comprehensive transparency/MRV (measurement, reporting and verification) systems. Read more

Monitoring climate finance in the private sector – Experiences from the ICAT project in Peru

UNEP DTU Partnership together with the LEDS LAC Platform organized the Peer-to-Peer exchange within the framework of the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) and with the participation of the Ministerio del Ambiente – Perú (MINAM). The objective of the session was to show the progress on the design of a national private financing reporting… Read more

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

Nigeria to enhance its capacity to measure and report on climate actions and policies

At an inception workshop held on 8 April 2021, a range of stakeholders gathered virtually and in person to kick-start the ICAT project which aims to enhance Nigeria’s ability to measure the performance of targeted climate policies and actions. In partnership with the Government of Nigeria, the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI) and CITEPA, ICAT… 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