The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) has launched a series of Assessment Guides, a practical and easy to use set of methodologies which will help countries assess the impacts of policies and actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, achieve sustainable development outcomes and drive transformational change.

This webinar series is to support policymakers and technical experts to utilize the Assessment Guides and ultimately improve policy design and implementation, inform goal setting such as for NDCs, track progress towards these goals, provide information for reporting domestically or internationally, and attract finance by demonstrating the results of effective policies.

Webinar Series: ICAT Assessment Guides

Webinar 1: Introduction to the ICAT Assessment Guides
Wednesday 6th May, 15:00 CET / 09:00 ET

This first webinar of the series will explain how the ICAT Assessment Guides can be easily applied by policymakers and technical experts to assess the GHG, sustainable development and transformational impacts of their policies and actions.

Featuring exclusive presentations from Mexico, the webinar will showcase how the Guides can support governments and non-state actors to achieve their national climate goals.

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Speakers

  • David Antonioli (Verra)
  • Henning Wuester (ICAT)
  • Neelam Singh (WRI)
  • Sinclair Vincent (Verra)
  • Karen Olsen (UNEP-DTU)
  • David Ross (Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gordo)

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Assessment Guide

Webinar 2: Sustainable development and transformational change
Wednesday 20 May, 15:00 CET / 09:00 ET

The unprecedented challenge of climate change requires that society undergoes a fundamental, systemic shift away from carbon-intensive and unsustainable models of development and toward ones which aim to achieve a wide range of environmental, social and economic objectives.

This webinar will provide a stepwise approach to assessing the the sustainable development and transformational change impacts of a policy or action towards targets such as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Speakers

  • Henning Wuester (ICAT)
  • David Rich (WRI)
  • Karen Olsen (UNEP-DTU)
  • Ana Lucia Moya Mora (Climate Change Directorate, Costa Rica)

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Assessment Guides

Webinar 3: Non-state and subnational action
Wednesday 3 June, 15:00 CET / 09:00 ET

Companies, cities, investors and others have committed to almost 26,000 climate actions in over 190 countries and such non-state and subnational actors are explicitly recognized in the Paris Agreement.
Join this webinar to learn more about the ICAT methodology to determine emissions reduction impact of such actions in a country and their impact on national emissions trajectory. We will also discuss some examples of quantifying impacts of actions in Colombia, India and the US, and give participants a sneak peek into a user-friendly calculation tool to aggregate impacts of such actions.

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Speakers

  • Henning Wuester (ICAT)
  • Cynthia Elliott (WRI)
  • Tom Cyrs (WRI)
  • Ashwini Hingne (WRI)
  • Santiago Uribe Cuenta (Ministry of Environment, Colombia)
  • Swithin Lui (NewClimate Institute)

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Assessment Guide

Webinar 4: Forestry
Wednesday 17 June, 15:00 CET / 09:00 ET

The Paris Agreement calls on countries to implement and support efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and foster conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+).
This webinar will explain how policymakers and technical experts can assess the GHG impacts of their forestry policies and actions at various levels of governance through the use of the ICAT Assessment Guide for Forestry. Featuring an in-depth presentation from Sierra Gorda in Mexico, the webinar will showcase how the Guide can support an increase in carbon sequestration, a reduction of GHG emissions, and ultimately the advancement of your national climate goals.

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Speakers

  • Henning Wuester (ICAT)
  • Molly White (GHG Management Institute)
  • David Ross (Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda)
  • Ricardo Torres (Querétaro State Ministry of Sustainable Development)

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Webinar 5: Renewable energy
Wednesday 24 June, 15:00 CET / 09:00 ET

As a fundamental transformation of the energy system is required to achieve net zero global emissions by 2050, renewable energy policies will play a significant role in this transition. Governments around the world are implementing increasingly ambitious policies to accelerate the move away from fossil fuel sources of energy to renewable sources.
This webinar will explain how policymakers and technical experts can assess the GHG impacts of their renewable energy policies and actions through the ICAT Assessment Guide for Renewable Energy. Featuring exclusive presentations from India and Ghana, the webinar will showcase how the Guides have been applied by governments and non-state actors to advance their national climate goals.

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Speakers

  • Henning Wuester (ICAT)
  • Markus Hagemann (NewClimate Institute)
  • Frederic Hans (NewClimate Institute)
  • Abhishek Kaushik (TERI)
  • Daniel Benefor (EPA Ghana)

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Assessment Guide

Webinar 6: Transport pricing
Wednesday 8 July, 15:00 CET / 09:00 ET

The transport sector is responsible for approximately 18% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and experts predict that economic growth could cause transport activity to double by 2050.
This final webinar will explain how policymakers and technical experts can use the Assessment Guide for Transport Pricing to assess the GHG impacts of their transport pricing policies and actions at various levels of governance. Featuring exclusive presentations from Indonesia and Sri Lanka, the webinar will showcase how the Guides have been applied by governments and non-state actors to advance their national climate goals.

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Speakers

  • Henning Wuester (ICAT)
  • Felix Weber (iNFRAS)
  • H. M. Buddika Hemashantha (ClimateSI)
  • Dr. Elly Adriani Sinaga (Ministry of Transportation, Indonesia)

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