Guidelines and Tools

UNFCCC-CASTT: Climate Action and Support Transparency Training

UNFCCC-CASTT: Climate Action and Support Transparency Training

On 26 June, 30 participants from different corners of the world gathered in a classroom in Seoul. After having been selected from a pool of 210 applicants from 72 countries, this group was about to embark on the first day of a professional training programme on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories. […]

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Information Matters Supports Climate Reporting Under UNFCCC with New Publications

The Information Matters project, established by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, has set out on an ambitious task to strengthen the in-country capacities for enhanced climate reporting. To accomplish this, the GIZ, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety […]

Chile Offers Official GHG Certification through Carbon Footprint Platform

Chile Offers Official GHG Certification through Carbon Footprint Platform

The Chilean government  announced in mid-September that it will issue official recognition for all public and private institutions who registered on its new Carbon Footprint Platform “HuellaChile” and who have independently reported and verified their greenhouse gas emissions by October 28th. Launched in 2015, HuellaChile aims at scaling up voluntary […]

From theory to Practice: Understanding Transformational Change in NAMAs

From theory to Practice: Understanding Transformational Change in NAMAs

Transformational change is a phrase often used when talking about climate change action and sustainable development. Nowhere is that more true than with NAMAs. But what is transformational change? How do we define it?   Many countries, when developing and implementing NAMAs, seek to achieve transformational changes to the ways […]

Measuring progress and sharing results: The UNFCCC secretariat releases new handbook on measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) for developing countries

Measuring progress and sharing results: The UNFCCC secretariat releases new handbook on measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) for developing countries

Without question, the most critical part of any mitigation action is “does it make a difference?” From a scientific standpoint, measuring progress, sharing and verifying the results, and changing direction as needed are the main ingredients for transformational change. Under the Convention, all nations undergo a rigorous reporting process to […]