Visionary climate leader and ICAT Partner leaves a legacy behind

Mr. Sirkis was a visionary and determined leader. He recognized early on the need for a strong global response to the climate challenge and the important role Brazil can and must play as part of that global response. As the Executive Director of the Centro Brasil no Clima, Mr. Sirkis championed climate action transparency in Brazil. His outstanding work in leading the ICAT Brazil Project in the country since its beginning will make a lasting impact on Brazil’s climate policies and actions. Read more

New Resource: Pocket Guide to NDCs 2020

Do you have questions about NDCs? Then the new Pocket Guide to NDCs 2020 from ICAT's Implementing Partner, UNEP DTU Partnership will be a useful resource. Read more

ICAT begins work with 6 new partner countries

The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) is pleased to announce that it has officially started working with six new partner countries - Antigua and Barbuda, Chad, Chile, Fiji, Liberia, and Nigeria - to support them in enhancing their domestic capacity for mitigation and adaptation action transparency. Read more

ICAT strengthens its operations with 2 new Implementing Partners

The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) is pleased to announce the addition of two new Implementing Partners - the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute and NewClimate Institute - to an already dynamic collaboration of organizations.  Read more

Transparency in the Covid-19 recovery: Virtual conference seeks climate and sustainable development synergies

Through three in-depth webinars, UNEP DTU Partnership joins a diverse range of experts and practitioners to delve in to, how countries and stakeholders leverage climate & SDGs synergies for their efforts to recover better and stronger from the Covid-19 pandemic. In one of the sessions, UNEP DTU Partnership will present and discuss opportunities and challenges for national MRV/transparency systems to align pandemic recovery plans with global and national goals for climate and sustainable development. Read more

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