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Policy Brief: Consideration for Article 6 Negotiations

September 2018 | Laurence Blandford, Stacey Davis and Carolina Aguirre

Based on CCAP’s progress to date on its virtual pilot program and ongoing engagement with developing country partners, we assess that many Parties are not ready to engage fully in the negotiations of rules for the implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. Parties would be well advised to continue to consider basic points that are relevant to ensuring that Article 6 contributes to enhanced ambition, without getting overly bogged down in accounting technicalities or other details. This brief presents several “key messages” for negotiators on matters related to eligibility criteria for participation in Article 6 transfers and on baselines, crediting periods and corresponding adjustment.

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