Communications and Outreach Officer
Water and Energy Cluster
Based in Copenhagen, the UNOPS Water and Energy Cluster provides specialized project management services to partners such as the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Bank. Together with partners, the cluster executes projects that support sustainable development by:
- promoting international cooperation to prevent and reverse environmental degradation of international water systems
- enhancing the resilience of communities and eco-systems to climate change
- lowering emissions by bridging renewable energy solutions
- developing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions to strengthen climate-resilient development.
Initiative for Climate Action Transparency
In response to the call to support improved transparency and capacity building under the Paris Agreement, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) in 2015 founded the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT). In early 2016 ICAT was joined by the Italian Ministry of the Environment (IMELS) and ClimateWorks Foundation.
ICAT provides policymakers around the world with tools and support to measure and assess the impacts of their climate actions. Working initially with 20 developing countries, ICAT aims to help governments build capacity to measure the effects of their policies and report progress publicly. This will foster greater transparency, effectiveness, trust and ambition in climate policies worldwide. The initiative will improve the availability and quality of data and enable countries to promote efficient, cost-effective policies. ICAT will also provide a platform for countries to share lessons learned and build mutual confidence in their climate actions.