National climate plans, also known as nationally determined contributions (NDCs) are the beating heart of the Paris Agreement. In the same way, a robust transparency framework is the backbone of world nations’ efforts to achieve their goals under the agreement and tackle the climate emergency together.
Building on the monitoring, reporting and verification process under the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol, in 2015 the Paris Agreement established a new universal enhanced transparency framework (ETF) requiring all countries to regularly report transparent information on the implementation and achievement of their NDCs.
The 2022-2024 period is critical for countries to consolidate robust climate data collection and reporting systems at the national level that also include non-state actors’ contributions to climate action.
The benefits of solid implementation of the ETF are clear. A strong transparency framework is not only a basic condition for accountability and trust-building among nations, but it is also a powerful tool for governments to develop impactful and data-supported nationally determined contributions moving forward.
To reinforce national capacities on transparency, an interactive Africa Dialogue on the Enhanced Transparency Framework will take place on 31 August and 1 September, at the Africa Climate Week in Libreville, Gabon.
International leaders, ministers, national focal points and experts will gather to provide policy insights, learn from each other’s experiences and hear from international experts working across all world regions.
The Africa Dialogue will be a hybrid event with participants in person in Libreville, Gabon, and more connecting online from across the region. Register here to receive updated information and the connection link for online participation.
About the Regional Climate Dialogues on the Enhanced Transparency Framework
The Africa Dialogue is part of a series of regional dialogues on the enhanced transparency framework organized by the UN Climate Change secretariat, the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) with the support of regional organizations, such as COMESA and ECCAS in the case of the Africa Dialogue. The next regional dialogue will take place at the 2023 Asia-Pacific Climate Week.
View the full programme here (ENGLISH)
and here (FRENCH)
UN Climate Change website
Enhanced Transparency Framework Manual
ICAT 2023 Partner Forum Report out now
ICAT at SB 58
Update on the ETF Blended Training in French
Launch of a new guide on integrating air pollution action into climate transparency frameworks
ICAT’s transparency hub in Central Asia builds capacity on greenhouse gas inventories
Webinar: Integrating Air Pollution into Climate Change Transparency Frameworks
Call for Proposals: Technical support for the establishment and running of a Regional Climate Action Transparency Hub in Central America
2023 ICAT Partner Forum: Supporting country readiness for effective implementation of the ETF, 25-27 April 2023, 14:00-17:00 CEST
Case study: Promoting Climate Action at Sub-National Level in Chile
Third ICAT project in Nigeria begins: MRV framework for a just and gender-inclusive transition