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Article 6 and the Global Stocktake

A new JIKO Policy Paper

November 2018 – Although it is not part of what has been called the “ambition mechanism” or “ratchet mechanism”, Article 6 of the Paris Agreement also has an explicit requirement to promote ambition. Article 6 specifically highlights that some Parties choose to pursue voluntary cooperation in the implementation of their nation-ally determined contributions to allow for higher ambition in their mitigation and adap-tation actions. Despite the common purpose, the two elements have to date been discussed mostly in isolation, both in the negotiations as well as in the wider litera-ture. A new JIKO Policy Paper sets out to change this by exploring the relationship between Article 6 and the Global Stocktake.