Sri Lankan MRV ensures transparent and impactful NDCs

UNEP DTU Partnership experts under the ICAT project have helped Sri Lanka in designing a national Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system for the transport sector as well as revising transport related NDC policies. Read more

Overcoming obstacles: ICAT continues to assist Vietnam in its efforts to increase transparency in climate action and reporting

The first virtual workshop hosted by UNEP DTU Partnership took place from 23rd to 24th of April as part of the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) technical training in Vietnam and introduced high-level Vietnamese officials to ICAT methodologies and the UNEP DTU Partnership GACMO model for NDC progress tracking. Read more

Independent evaluation: ICAT is successfully supporting developing countries build an evidence base for their climate actions and policies

Having comprehensive data and information frameworks in place enables countries not only to report internationally on their climate action, but also for them to formulate better policies supporting national development. However, this is easier said than done – countries are at different stages of development, with different levels of capacity. Equipping countries with the proper tools and resources is the key to making that happen – this is where ICAT comes in. Read more

Recording now available: Introductory webinar to new ICAT Series of Policy Assessment Guides

The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) is pleased to share with you the recording for the introductory webinar to the ICAT Series of Policy Assessment Guides. This first webinar, which took place on 6th May 2020, explained how the ICAT Assessment Guides can be applied to assess the GHG, sustainable development and transformational impacts of climate policies and actions at various levels of governance.  Read more

Undertaking effective M&E during COVID-19 – reflecting on lessons learned from the Agulhas independent evaluation of the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency, supported by CIFF

To illustrate how organisations can undertake effective Monitoring and Evaluation work during COVID-19 (and in future), Agulhas reflects on the approach and methodologies it used for a recent evaluation of ICAT and the practical lessons on remote working that they learned along the way. Read more

Assessing the impact of national climate policies and actions: New set of tools to help achieve the Paris Agreement

At a time when action on climate change is more urgent than ever, the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) has deployed a set of tools to help countries assess the impact of their climate policies and improve their chances of strengthening and achieving their national climate goals under the Paris Agreement. Read more

Webinar recording: NDC accounting tools featuring an example from Ghana

Jointly organized by ICAT and CBIT, this webinar presented different approaches for tracking NDC action and showcases the Excel-based NDC accounting tool developed by the Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana. Read more

Webinar Alert: NDC Accounting tools – The example of Ghana

As countries start to implement their NDCs, they need to establish a national accounting system for the greenhouse gas emissions and removals of their NDC mitigation objective. This webinar will present different approaches for tracking the NDC and showcase the Excel-based NDC accounting tool developed by the Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana. Read more

Tools to support NDC scenarios: Online PATPA webinar for francophone Africa now available (French)

In collaboration with ICAT, The French-speaking Cluster of the Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement (PATPA) organized an online seminar which covers the theoretical aspects and practical applications of updating nationally determined contributions (NDCs) in African countries. Read more

Now Available: Webinar on Information systems for climate action and support

The recording of the webinar Information systems for climate action and support: a road map and case study, organised by ICAT and the CBIT Global Coordination Platform (CBIT GCP), is now available online. Experts from national and international institutions discussed the aspects to consider when designing and developing information systems projects for climate action and support. Read more