The Climate Initiatives Platform

Towards Greater Transparency in International Cooperative Climate Initiatives (ICIs)

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If the Paris Agreement is to be implemented successfully, it is crucial that all actors step up their actions, including non-state actors such as businesses, cities, regions and investors. Transparency is crucial but still largely missing from the drive to report on current actions and scale them up. The Climate Initiatives Platform (CIP) is a vital transparency tool for international cooperative climate initiatives, so called ICIs, driven by non-state actors. The CIP provides open-source data on many aspects. It is also the data provider to the UNFCCC Global Climate Action portal NAZCA on ICIs. The aim of this project is to improve the CIP further. This document presents a strategy for tracking progress, including an impact-monitoring framework. In addition, analyses of progress with ICIs and of their coverage versus the potential emission reductions in certain sectors are provided.




Responding to climate change must happen through actions on the ground. International cooperation enhances such action to mitigate, adapt and achieve climate resilient development, as we are required to do under the Paris agreement. International Cooperative Initiatives (ICIs) in the Climate Initiatives Platform (CIP) provides examples of mitigation and in some cases adaptation in transport, cities, agriculture, forestry and industry. Almost 250 initiatives driven mainly by non-state actors, including cities, regions and businesses, are currently displayed by the CIP – some of them also involving national governments. Documentation of cooperative initiatives through CIP, operated by UN Environment, gives valuable overview and recognition of action and facilitate replication. The CIP also feeds information into the wider NAZCA portal operated by the UN Climate Change secretariat.


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