Strengthening climate action through NDC and enhanced transparency initiative
The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) aims to strengthen capacities in developing countries to assess the impacts of their climate policies and actions and to support greater transparency, effectiveness, ambition and trust in climate policies worldwide.
Watch LIVE stream of the event below -
On 11 November 2021 | 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm (GMT); 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm (IST)
Transparency is the backbone of the Paris Agreement. Sound data and information systems enable the effective design, implementation and tracking of NDCs. The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) aims to strengthen capacities in developing countries to assess the impacts of their climate policies and actions and to support greater transparency, effectiveness, ambition and trust in climate policies worldwide. The Initiative works with countries to build capacities on understanding and applying tools and approaches to measure, report and verify (MRV) greenhouse gas emissions reductions and adaptation action, as well as to strengthen existing institutional arrangements and processes for MRV of policies and actions.
At COP 26, TERI along with ICAT country partners – Nigeria, Chad and Costa Rica is organising an UNFCCC official side event on “Strengthening climate action through NDC and enhanced transparency initiative” on Thursday, 11 November 2021, 13:15 - 14:30 GMT. The event will explore different ways countries are using data to strengthen climate action. Nigeria is now developing sectoral MRV systems and a tracking framework for mitigation, as well as evaluating transport sector climate action co-benefits with support of the TRACE tool. Chad will share its experience in enhancing its NDC based on improved data and in building a tracking framework to support implementation. ICAT’s experience has shown that also in other countries the overall quality of NDCs and their implementation has increased on the basis of sound data.
During this event, TERI will be presenting its work (in partnership with UNEP DTU Partnership) on developing frameworks for assessing impacts of mitigation adaptation policies and actions. Under the Mitigation component of the project, TERI has developed Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) frameworks to assess the GHG impacts of key mitigation policies in renewable energy, transport and building sectors. Whereas, under the Adaptation component, TERI is leading efforts towards the development of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) framework for assessing the progress on adaptation actions, particularly in the agriculture, water and forest sectors.