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Governing Paris Art. 6.4

New JIKO Policy Paper on governance options

(UN climatechange / flickr / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
(UN climatechange / flickr / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

December 2018 – The new mechanism under Article 6.4 of the Paris Agreement is to be supervised by a body designated by the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA). However, so far there is no clarity what role exactly the supervisory body (Body) is to play. Against this background, a new JIKO Policy Paper analyses different governance options for Art. 6.4.

The paper first reflects the objectives of the new mechanism and on what the role of the mechanism as a whole should be. The paper then summarises what has already been agreed on the functioning of the mechanism and elaborates what steps will be needed to generate transferrable emission reductions under the Article 6.4 mechanism. On this basis, the paper develops criteria for how to decide what role the Body should have, and then discusses what role the Body and the other actors that are involved in the mechanism could have in each of the steps of the activity cycle.