A capacity building assessment matrix for enhanced transparency in climate reporting: an India assessment

Transparency in climate actions and support is an important pillar on which climate negotiations rest. This study presents an assessment tool – Capacity Building Assessment Matrix (CBAM) – to help quantify capacity building efforts and the gaps therein, with regards to climate transparency. The assessment tool establishes countries’ baseline capacity, and focuses on understanding the gaps and mismatches between the capacity building needs identified within national contexts, and the support received to meet them. The study identifies the areas where India has built its capacity and the capacity areas where critical interventions are needed.