Call for Proposals: Author a guide on the inclusion of air pollutants in climate change MRV and transparency frameworks

To encourage and support an approach for the integration of SLCPs and air quality into climate change MRV frameworks, ICAT and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Supporting National Action and Planning (SNAP) initiative are partnering to develop and disseminate a guide on the inclusion of SLCPs and air pollutants in climate change MRV frameworks.  Read more

Call for Expressions of Interest: ICAT ready to engage with additional partner countries

Following promptly on from the announcement in December 2020 of its funding extension, ICAT is pleased to open the call for Expressions of Interest for countries to join the global Initiative and increase their capacity to take effective climate action through enhanced transparency. Read more

The capacity for countries to build transparency for effective climate action gets boost through funding extension of ICAT

With renewed support from its current donors, ICAT will further scale the impact it has already achieved in helping its 40 partner countries build the transparency frameworks needed to take effective climate action and advance national sustainable development priorities. Read more

Dominican Republic emits Decree containing national MRV system for GHG inventories

Developed and submitted as part of the ICAT Phase I project, the President of the Dominican Republic emitted last month a Decree to create and implement a national MRV system for GHG inventories that is set to benefit the country on multiple fronts. Read more

Work with us: Intern – Climate Change and Monitoring and Evaluation

The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) is currently recruiting an Intern to support with the collection, analysis and visualisation of data as part of ICAT’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Uptake (MELU) framework. The incumbent may also be asked to conduct background research related to different aspects of ICAT’s work and activities, in particular in… Read more

Webinar recording now available: Reporting adaptation through the BTR

The webinar provides viewers with an understanding of what national reporting of adaptation will look like in the BTR and how the introduction of this new UNFCCC report will change how countries report on adaptation going forward. Read more

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