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A proposal on Principles of the Art. 6 Mechanisms

March 2018 - The recently published informal documents mark the latest advancement of the UNFCCC negotiations regarding the operationalisation of Art. 6 of the Paris Agreement. In order to contribute to the international debate, Atlas Environmental Law Advisory and adelphi conducted an expert workshop in Germany late 2017, supported by German Federal Ministry of the Environment (BMU), on selected key elements of Article 6 that should be reflected in the rulebook, namely the notions of sustainable development, environmental integrity, and additionality.

As a follow-up to the discussions, Atlas Environmental Law Advisory and adelphi drafted legal language on how the issues at hand could be addressed by way of a decision of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA). The result is a proposal on “Principles of the mechanisms pursuant to Article 6.2 and 6.4 of the Paris Agreement”, which is available for download now.