August 2019 - Over the past 15 years, the Clean Development Mechanism has innovated and transformed global climate change cooperation in more than 140 countries. What is more, the CDM has become a blueprint and benchmark for implementing emission reduction schemes worldwide. What happens to the CDM in the future matters for these schemes – several systems allow CERs for compliance, or are mirrored on the mechanism. A new study therefore analyses the legal context of the CDM post 2020. more
August 2019 - Under the current international climate policy regime, market mechanisms are to play a key role in helping countries to achieve their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and to support an increase of mitigation ambition over time. In this context, the principle of additionality is crucial as it requires that emission credits are only granted for mitigation activities that are not undertaken in a business-as-usual (BAU) situation. A new study commissioned by the Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) analyses ways to solve the additionality problem in the context of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. 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.