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
August 2019 - Carbon pricing is increasingly used internationally as a key tool for climate protection. However, there are also examples of public resistance against the introduction of this instrument. In the new study "Tipping the Balance", commissioned by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), six case studies were used to examine what successful policymaking and communication of carbon pricing can look like. 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.