Can you provide a summary of the latest developments on Article 6.2 and 6.4, Paris Agreement. Advice: The work under Article 6 was one of the few parts of the Paris rulebook that was not completed at Katowice. It was hoped that agreement on final texts could be reached at SBSTA 50, but this was […]

Will the Clean Development Mechanism (‘CDM’) continue to function post 2020 (i.e. can parties submit new projects after 2020) or will it cease to exist? Advice: Executive summary There is much uncertainty about the future activities of the CDM. It appears that the CDM will continue to function after 2020, but the scope of its […]

Is there any legal basis for using Kyoto Protocol Assigned Amount Units (“AAUs”) toward post-2020 Paris Agreement nationally determined contributions (“NDCs”)? Summary: There is currently no legal basis for using AAUs toward Paris Agreement’ NDCs. After 2020, AAUs will become meaningless other than as a record of previous …

Background: Article 6, Paris Agreement contains three mechanisms that enable Parties to pursue cooperative approaches to the implementation of their nationally determined contributions (NDCs).  These mechanisms are commonly referred to as the Article 6.2, Article 6.4 and Article 6.8 mechanisms. These mechanisms are voluntary and for some Parties, may …

Can you review the current draft text on markets under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, and APA agenda items 12(a) and (b), cooperative approaches and sustainable development mechanism, respectively, and suggest additions and/or amendments to ensure the protection and management of forests will be part of future discussions? Advice: Some parties are …