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BMU Activities

The Paris Agreement provides a much-needed long-term perspective for the global carbon market. Nonetheless, some of the rules for using the new mechanisms have yet to be finalised and practical experience in their application has still to be gained.

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) is thus working to push these developments and to ensure that progress is made in the international climate negotiations. BMU also promotes the further development and design of the mechanisms by commissioning corresponding research and also invests in practical testing of innovative approaches in the form of pilot projects.

This covers, inter alia, work on design options for Art. 6.4 in general, on upscaled crediting under Article 6, or ensuring a robust and environmentally sound CORSIA Offsetting Mechanism for use in International Aviation. As regards Carbon Market innovations, BMU supports the linkage of market mechanisms and climate finance, especially in Africa, which has been underrepresented in the global Carbon Market so far.

Further activities in this field comprise auctioning approaches to ensure continuation of mitigation activities, support for driving the transformation of the nitric acid sector, or piloting transformative carbon finance. Initiatives to promote carbon pricing through capacity development and information exchange round off BMU’s portfolio of Carbon Market-related activities.

In this section, the broad portfolio of different BMU activities is presented.

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Incentives to promote paludiculture in implementing Germany’s 2030 and 2050 climate goals

The Institute of Sustainable Development of Landscapes of the Earth (DUENE) is conducting a research project to identify incentives to promote…

Role of BMU: Research funding

Lifecycle: 2019-2021

Implementation: Institute of Sustainable Development of Landscapes of the Earth (DUENE)

 

Contact: Dr. Friederike Erxleben, 
friederike.erxleben@uba.de

Sustainable Development Initiative (SDI)

Promoting sustainable development (SD) is as an overarching objective of voluntary cooperation under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. At the same…

Role of BMU: Research funding

Lifecycle: since 2017

Implementation: UNEP DTU Partnership

Other Participants: Gold Standard Foundation

Contact: Karen Holm Olsen, kaol@dtu.dk

Partnership for Market Implementation

The World Bank activity promotes the establishment of a global carbon market and supports proactive countries in preparing and implementing innovative…

Role of BMU: Co-financed by BMU

Lifecycle: since 2021

Implementation: World Bank

Further Information: https://pmiclimate.org/

Strengthening the transformative effect of market approaches under the Paris Agreement

The project ‘Transformation & Article 6: Strengthening the transformative effect of market approaches under the Paris Agreement’ commissioned by UBA…

Strengthening the transformative effect of market approaches under the Paris Agreement 

Role of BMU: Research funding

Lifecycle: 2020-2021

Implementation: UNEP DTU Partnership, Perspectives Climate Research gGmbH and First Climate

 

Contact: Anne Götzinger, Anne.Goetzinger@uba.de

Potential for result-based payments in the forestry sector

In this project researchers examine current REDD+ financing models and discuss their relevance in the potential use of REDD+ carbon credits under the…

Role of BMU: Research funding

Project lifecycle: 2020-2021

Implementation: Öko-Institut

Other participants: CIFOR

 

Contact: Hannes Böttcher, h.boettcher@oeko.de

LULUCF as a market mechanisms sector under Article 6

To investigate the potential inclusion of LULUCF under Article 6, the project team is analysing various regimes and policy instruments at a range of…

Role of BMU: Research funding
 
Project lifecycle: 2019-2021

Implementation: Öko-Institut

Contact: Hannes Böttcher, h.boettcher@oeko.de

Future role for voluntary carbon markets in the Paris era

An increasing number of organisations and individuals take voluntary action to reduce their emissions and to offset those that remain. Against this…

Role of BMU: Research funding

Lifecycle: 2019-2020

Implementation: NewClimate Institute 

Other Organisations Involved: Lambert Schneider

Contact: Harry Fearnehough 
h.fearnehough@newclimate.org 

Operationalizing non-market approaches of the Paris Agreement

Commissioned by the German Environment Agency (UBA), the objective of this research project is the development of guidance for NMAs based on…

Role of BMU: research funding

Lifecycle: 2019 - 2021

Implementation: Perspectives Climate Research gGmbH

Contact:Axel Michaelowa 
michaelowa@perspectives.cc 

Analysis of Advantages and Disadvantages of Offset Approaches in Selected Sectors

The research project explores how offset approaches can be made future-proof and aligned with the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

Role of BMU: Research funding

Lifecycle: 2019 - 2021

Implementation: Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

Other Organisations Involved: South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd.

Eastern Africa Alliance on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance

Through this activity, East African countries are seeking to promote sub-regional cooperation, thereby harnessing their mutual strengths in the areas…

Role of BMU: Co-financed by BMU

Lifecycle: since 2019

Implementation: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Other Organisations Involved: UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Center Kampala

Contact: Sven Egbers, sven.egbers@giz.de; UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Center Kampala, RCCKampala@unfccc.int

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