Opportunity: Call for expressions of interest to pilot ICAT Guidance

The opportunity is now open for expressions of interest to participate in the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) by piloting the ICAT guidance to assess the impacts of policies and actions. ICAT guidance helps users assess the impacts of policies and actions to inform decision making and reporting, and to build capacity on policy assessment methods and processes. Read more

May 2018 Version of ICAT Guidance Now Available

We are pleased to announce the release of the May 2018 version of ICAT Guidance. Read more

ICAT at COP23: Recap

A major theme that came to the forefront in Bonn was the need for transparency as a core component of implementing the Paris Agreement. Read more

Join the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency at COP23

If you are attending COP 23, we hope you will join us at one of our side events. Read more

Sign Up Now for Webinars for Draft Guidance Public Consultation

Use the links below to register for the webinar session(s) you’d like to attend. Read more

Guidance Development Spotlight: Transformational Change

With limited time and resources and the enormous climate change facing us, country leaders cannot afford to enact policies that don’t fundamentally shift emissions and sustainable development outcomes. The Transformational Change Guidance will support policy makers in defining policies that have the greatest potential to promote decarbonisation and sustainable development. Read more

Climate Action and the Sustainable Development Goals

Climate action and sustainable development are linked global and national challenges. The ICAT Sustainable Development Guidance aims to support country practitioners to identify and promote synergies in monitoring and reporting on their policies. Read more

Guidance Development Spotlight: Agriculture Sector

To track whether policies reduce emissions from enteric fermentation and promote soil carbon sequestration, the Agriculture Sector guidance will focus on these practices: Read more

Opportunity Extended: Agriculture and/or Forestry Consultant

The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) is currently developing its methodological framework to help countries transparently measure and assess the impacts of climate policies and actions. ICAT seeks one to two qualified consultants to provide technical input into the development of the agriculture and forestry components, which will provide GHG accounting guidance for policies and actions in the sector. The consultant(s) will work in close coordination with VCS, guide each components’ strategic direction and provide technical input into its development.

Qualified experts may apply to fill either the agriculture or forestry role, or to fill both simultaneously. Consultants will be chosen based on expertise and experience within the aforementioned sectors. For details on the position and to apply, please see the Request for Proposals. Read more

Guidance Development Spotlight: Stakeholder Participation

...stakeholder participation can be key to the success of a given policy or program. Engaging stakeholders in design and assessment can strengthen the applicability and effectiveness of policies and actions, while building ownership and support for climate action among key groups. Read more