Guidance Development Spotlight: Transformational Change

With limited time and resources and the enormous climate change facing us, country leaders cannot afford to enact policies that don’t fundamentally shift emissions and sustainable development outcomes. The Transformational Change Guidance will support policy makers in defining policies that have the greatest potential to promote decarbonisation and sustainable development. Read more

Climate Action and the Sustainable Development Goals

Climate action and sustainable development are linked global and national challenges. The ICAT Sustainable Development Guidance aims to support country practitioners to identify and promote synergies in monitoring and reporting on their policies. Read more

Guidance Development Spotlight: Agriculture Sector

To track whether policies reduce emissions from enteric fermentation and promote soil carbon sequestration, the Agriculture Sector guidance will focus on these practices: Read more

Opportunity Extended: Agriculture and/or Forestry Consultant

The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) is currently developing its methodological framework to help countries transparently measure and assess the impacts of climate policies and actions. ICAT seeks one to two qualified consultants to provide technical input into the development of the agriculture and forestry components, which will provide GHG accounting guidance for policies and actions in the sector. The consultant(s) will work in close coordination with VCS, guide each components’ strategic direction and provide technical input into its development.

Qualified experts may apply to fill either the agriculture or forestry role, or to fill both simultaneously. Consultants will be chosen based on expertise and experience within the aforementioned sectors. For details on the position and to apply, please see the Request for Proposals. Read more

Guidance Development Spotlight: Stakeholder Participation

...stakeholder participation can be key to the success of a given policy or program. Engaging stakeholders in design and assessment can strengthen the applicability and effectiveness of policies and actions, while building ownership and support for climate action among key groups. Read more

Stakeholder Survey Results

Respondents from 61 countries across government, private industry, civil society and academia answered questions on informational gaps and needs for the 10 framework components and how they might use the guidance. The results of the survey will be taken into account by the Technical Working Groups that will provide technical input for the duration of the initiative and determine how the ICAT team develops the methodological framework. Read more

Opportunity: Transport Consultant

The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency is looking for a qualified consultant to serve as the technical lead for its transport sector component.

ICAT is currently developing its methodological framework to help countries transparently measure and assess the impacts of climate policies and actions. A consultant is needed to guide the conceptual development of the transport sector component, which will provide GHG accounting guidance for policies and actions in the sector. The consultant will serve as the technical lead for the development of the component and will chair the Technical Working Group and Drafting Team. For details on the position and to apply, please see the Request for Proposals. Read more

Opportunity: Energy Consultant

The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency is looking for a qualified energy consultant to serve as the technical lead for the energy sector component.

ICAT is currently developing its methodological framework to help countries transparently measure and assess the impacts of climate policies and actions. A consultant is needed to guide the conceptual development of the energy sector component, which will provide GHG accounting guidance for policies and actions in the sector. The consultant will serve as the technical lead for the development of the component and will chair the Technical Working Group and Drafting Team. For details on the position and to apply, please see the Request for Proposals. Read more

Opportunity: Technical Working Groups and Review Groups

Invitation is now open to participate in the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) Technical Working Groups and Review Groups.

If you have experience in one or more of these topics and would like to contribute to the success of the methodological framework, please contact us for consideration. See our Call for Participation and Governance Plan and Terms of Reference documents for more information on our process and how to join us. Read more

Helping Developing Countries Track and Report Their Climate Actions


PRESS RELEASE

Since 195 countries adopted the Paris Agreement in December 2015, many countries are starting to implement their climate commitment or “nationally determined contribution” (NDC). But many developing countries lack the tools to measure, report and verify progress on their climate commitments and actions. The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) was launched today in response to calls for support from countries for improved transparency and capacity building related to the Paris Agreement. Read more