As a contribution to the implementation of the Paris Agreement to protect the climate, an expert group has written several discussion papers on behalf of the German Environment Agency (INFRAS is co-author of three of these papers). They deal with key issues for discussion and drafting of international rules for Article 6. This article enables the use of international market mechanisms to fulfil the countries’ contribution to climate protection:
- “Environmental Integrity under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement“ (Download PDF): This discussion paper explores key issues and options to achieve environmental integrity under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. The aim is that using international transfers of emission outcomes actually contributes to lower global greenhouse gas emissions.
- “Market Mechanisms in the Paris Agreement – Differences and Commonalities with Kyoto Mechanisms“ (Download PDF): This discussion paper analyses Article 6 of the Paris Agreement and compares the Paris approaches with those of the Kyoto Protocol. In addition, it specifies valuable experience from the Kyoto mechanisms for the implementation of Article 6.
- “Robust Accounting of International Transfers under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement” (Download PDF): This paper presents results about key issues and options for a strict balancing of international transfers under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. It has been updated and is available in an extended version since September 2017.
- “Categorization of INDCs in the light of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement” (Download PDF): This discussion paper analyses 163 climate protection contributions submitted by countries and identifies aspects that are important for a strict balancing of international transfers. This includes, for example, the type of target, the sectoral coverage of a target, or the intended use of market mechanisms.