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CDM Critique: Helpful, overzealous and under fire itself

In spring 2017, a group of institutes, among them INFRAS Switzerland and Öko-Institut Berlin, published a critical analysis of the additionality of CDM projects. In its project assessments and recommendations for reform the study conducted on behalf of the EU Commission came to largely negative conclusions that far exceeded any previous criticism of the CDM. In a series of debates and talks, other stakeholders have clearly refuted the criticism contained in the study. By way of response, the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUB) asked a pool of experts to review the study, the aim being to provide specialists in the field with points of reference and input from third-party experts to enable them to better judge where the study fits in and engage in deeper academic debate. The expert statements are now available. more

Opportunities for India to utilise market-based climate policy instruments

September 2017 - A high-level workshop has discussed opportunities for India to utilise market-based climate policy instruments. Jointly organised by the Environment Ministries of the two countries and the German Development Cooperation (GIZ), the event informed stakeholders on the provisions of market mechanisms under the Paris Agreement and discussed strategies on how India can effectively use market mechanisms to achieve its climate mitigation objectives. The documentation of the workshop is now available. more

New Policy Paper

Update on Submissions on Art. 6

Breakthrough in Bonn?

New issue of the Carbon Mechanisms Review

German Federal Ministry for the Environment Carbon Mechanisms Portal

This website provides information on market-based climate policy instruments. It applies to, inter alia, the cooperative approaches of the Paris Agreement, which enable Parties to follow different paths to international-level cooperation.