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

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