The Paris Agreement requires countries to report climate information under the enhanced transparency framework of Article 13. Many developing countries need tools and support to help them assess and transparently report greenhouse gas emissions reductions and other impacts resulting from policies and actions.
The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) integrates guidance, capacity building and knowledge sharing to engage countries in the use of a common framework to assess the impacts of their policies and actions and report progress. By addressing key gaps in the availability and quality of data, we enable countries to promote efficient and cost-effective policies. Furthermore, an enhanced transparency framework helps foster mutual trust and confidence in the effective implementation of countries’ nationally determined contributions (NDCs).
In collaboration with technical experts from around the world, WRI contributes to the development of an integrated suite of globally-applicable guidance for countries, including guidance for measuring the effects of policies and actions on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, adapting to climate change, responding to sustainable development needs and driving transformational change. The guidance builds upon existing approaches and is designed to be compatible with countries’ reporting commitments. It accommodates different needs and national circumstances to ensure it is widely applicable and broadly supported.