In May, the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) launched a series of policy assessment guides that offer a set of methodologies to help countries assess the impacts of policies and actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, achieve sustainable development outcomes and drive transformational change. The assessment guides build in part upon the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Policy and Action Standard developed by WRI. Following the publication of the guides, ICAT hosted a series of webinars to support policymakers and technical experts to utilize the assessment guides. The guides are intended to assist countries in improving policy design and implementation, informing goal setting such as for NDCs, providing information for reporting domestically or internationally, and attracting finance by demonstrating the results of effective policies.
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