October 2018 - A new briefing note examines the different types of host country approvals necessary for transactions under Articles 6.2 and 6.4 of the Paris Agreement. Building on the experience with mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol, it discusses the various scopes of authorization and contextualizes the Article 6 instruments with respect to their position under the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of the host country and the investor country. more
September 2018 -Voluntary carbon offsets can play a role in promoting private sector efforts to protect the climate. A new report commissioned by Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) analyses recent developments on the voluntary carbon market in Germany and assesses the key traits needed by and the potential for individuals and companies to participate in the offset market. 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.