Regional Hubs for Regional Solutions


Member states improved their NDC implementation tracking through capacity building.



Member countries joined the Hub when it launched towards the end of the year.

Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador


States used knowledge gained from regional collaboration to develop national transparency action plans.

Central African Republic
Equatorial Guinea
Republic of Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo
Sao-Tomé and Principe

The ICAT Regional Climate Action Transparency hubs made significant contributions in building capacity, enhancing national ownership, and promoting transparency across the full spectrum of climate action.

Climate change is a global challenge that no nation can combat alone. International and regional cooperation allows countries to join forces, learn from each other and progress against the common goal of building a sustainable future. For developing countries, the exchange of knowledge and experience on climate action, including on data and transparency, is central to their ability to respond to the climate crisis. The ICAT regional hubs leverage the power of regional cooperation to accelerate climate action through enhanced transparency in their member states.

With two hubs already operational in Central Asia and in Central Africa, in 2023, a third ICAT hub was launched for the countries of Central America and the Dominican Republic.

Over the course of 2023, the ICAT regional hubs provided a crucial platform for capacity building, knowledge sharing, and stakeholder engagement to advance climate action. They enhanced the capacity of national and regional experts in climate action transparency,  multiplied regional expertise, strengthened national ownership, and amplified political buy-in. With solid foundations laid, many member countries are looking at more advanced and ambitious climate action in the years ahead.

Capacity building is at the core of the approach of the ICAT hubs.

Capacity-building for effective NDC implementation

The ICAT hubs are hosted by regional organizations that have a proven history of fostering dialogue and cooperation among their member states for mutual benefit. Bringing together experts from different countries, the hubs facilitate the exchange of best practices and lessons learned, as a way to further enhance climate action. 

Within the newly-launched hub in Central America, hosted by the Central American Commission on Environment and Development (the Central American Integration System’s specialized environmental body), several countries are eager to share their experiences from their national initiatives. Examples include Costa Rica's National Climate Change Metrics System (SINAMECC), the Dominican Republic's legal MRV framework, Panama's expertise in adaptation and loss and damage, and Belize's experience in tracking climate finance, citing some examples of areas enhanced through previous ICAT country projects.

The Central American hub was launched at an event in Panama City in October, with the participation of high level dignitaries from all eight member countries. Read more about the launch of the ICAT website.

Climate finance plays a pivotal role in driving climate action forward. In recognition of this, the hubs addressed the issue of transparency, accountability, and effectiveness of climate finance tracking mechanisms to ensure that funds are effectively used for climate change mitigation and adaptation activities. The hubs increased stakeholders’ understanding of transparency as it relates to the context of climate finance, including from a strategic perspective for allocating and mobilizing national and international resources. In Central Asia, a workshop focused on climate finance was organized. In Central Africa, the national transparency action plans include cost estimates for their implementation.

“We will inform policymakers … to stimulate ambition and resource mobilization. We will also share information and good practices ... within the region. This is the framework that we want to establish in the hub’s member countries,” said Gervais Ludovic Itsoua Madzous, Coordinator of the Regional Climate Action Transparency Hub for Central Africa at a workshop organized in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in May 2023.

Beyond providing capacity-building opportunities, the ICAT hubs established forums for meaningful dialogue and consultation among stakeholders invested in climate action.

Enhancing climate action through knowledge sharing and finance mobilization

The ICAT hubs are hosted by regional organizations that have a proven history of fostering dialogue and cooperation

Fostering national ownership to advance climate agenda

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