December 2019 - The Paris Agreement builds on an approach that is fundamentally decentralised in nature. This also includes its treatment of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and cooperative approaches among Parties under Article 6, raising numerous questions about the operationalisation of voluntary cooperation. Therefore, a new study supported by the BMU aims at making a step toward a better understanding of the several issues covered by Article 6. more
November 2019 – Carbon pricing is increasingly being seen as a key strategy to address climate change and more and more market-based mechanisms are being planned, developed and introduced. This global trend has raised questions about the need to coordinate policies through international cooperation. Furthermore, the question about the potential impact of carbon pricing on the competitiveness has received increased attention. Both these aspects are being explored in two recent OECD Working Papers that were prepared in the context of the Carbon Market Platform. more
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.