A Proposal on Principles: Governance considerations and legal language for the Art. 6 mechanisms

A Proposal on Principles: Governance considerations and legal language for the Art. 6 mechanisms
von Unger, Moritz and Dennis Tänzler 2018: A Proposal on Principles: Governance considerations and legal language for the Art. 6 mechanisms. In: Carbon Mechanisms Review 01-2018, 16-20.

The UNFCCC climate negotiations are currently heading towards the first big milestone of the implementation of the Paris Agreement – the compilation of a rulebook to guide implementation and to operationalise different elements. While waiting for the first text elements to be published, Atlas Environmental Law Advisory and adelphi conducted an expert workshop in Germany late 2017, supported by German Federal Ministry of the Environment (BMU), on selected key elements of Article 6 that should be reflected in the rulebook, namely the notions of sustainable development, environmental integrity, and additionality.

As a follow-up to the discussions, Atlas Environmental Law Advisory and adelphi drafted legal language on how the issues at hand could be addressed by way of a decision of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA). The result is a proposal on “Principles of the mechanisms pursuant to Article 6.2 and 6.4 of the Paris Agreement”.

As a follow-up to the discussions, Atlas Environmental Law Advisory and adelphi drafted legal language on how the issues at hand could be addressed by way of a decision of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA). The result is a proposal on “Principles of the mechanisms pursuant to Article 6.2 and 6.4 of the Paris Agreement”, which is available for download now.

Here you will find the article in slightly modified form.