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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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Analysis of Current Developments in the Global Carbon Market

The main aim of the activity was to analyse both the current situation and the potential for existing and new climate change mitigation activities…

Role of BMU: Research funding

Lifecycle: 2015 - 2018 (completed)

Implementation: NewClimate Institute

Other Organisations Involved: Öko-Inistut e.V., Lambert Schneider (SEI Associate)

Analysing the interactions between new market mechanisms and emissions trading schemes

The project examined the development of emissions trading systems worldwide and their interaction with international market instruments.

Role of BMU: Research funding

Life cycle: 2015 - 2017 (completed)

Further information: https://www.adelphi.de/en/project/analysing-interactions-between-new-market-mechanisms-and-emissions-trading-schemes

Contact: Dennis Tänzler, taenzler@adelphi.de

Strengthening the African CDM Pipeline

The aim of the activity was to identify and test ways to enable Africa’s CDM capacity to be used in the medium term and for it subsequently to be…

Role of BMU: Research funding

Lifecycle: 2015 - 2017 (completed)

Implementation: Climate Focus, B. V.

Other Organisations Involved: Perspectives Climate Group, AERA Group 

Further Information: https://climatefocus.com/projects/strengthening-african-cdm-pipeline

Carbon Neutral Business Trips of the Federal Government

The activity offsets the greenhouse gas emissions from business travel conducted by employees of ministries and subordinate national authorities.

 

Role of BMU: BMU-financed

Lifecycle: since 2014

Implementation: Federal Environment Agency

Other Organisations Involved: German Federal Government

Further Information: https://www.dehst.de/EN/carrying-out-climate-projects/business-trips-of-the-german-government/business-trips-of-the-german-government-node.html

Analysing the status quo of CDM projects

The research project looked at the question of what happened to the CDM projects that failed to make it into the CDM project cycle or left it…

Role of BMU: Research funding

Lifecycle: 2013 - 2015 (completed)

Implementation: NewClimate Institute

Other Organisations Involved: Ecofys Germany

Further Information: https://newclimate.org/2015/05/16/analysing-the-status-quo-of-cdm-projects/

Contact: Carsten Warnecke, c.warnecke@newclimate.org

Implications of Standardized CDM Baselines for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and their Use in National ‘Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV)‘-Systems

It was the research project's purpose to support the further development of standardised baselines and their use and benefits for LDCs.

 

Role of BMU: Research funding

Lifecycle: 2013 - 2014 (completed)

Implementation: Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

Other organisations involved: GFA Consulting Group

Options for continuing GHG abatement from CDM and JI industrial gas projects

Facing the collapse of the carbon market, the BMU thus financed an activity, which focused on the question: Industrial gas projects under the CDM and…

Role of BMU: Research funding

Lifecycle: 2013 - 2014 (completed)

Implementation: Öko-Institut e.V.

Other Organisations Involved: Ecofys Germany

Further Information: Report

Capacity development for greenhouse gas inventories and MRV systems in Tunisia

This activity developed both a greenhouse gas inventory tool for use in reporting and a MRV system for nationally appropriate mitigation actions in…

Role of BMU: BMU-financed

Lifecycle: 2012 - 2016 (completed)

Implementation: Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammearbeit (GIZ)

Other Organisations Involved: Ministère de l’Industrie, de I’Energie et des Mines Agence Nationale de la Maîtrise de I’Energie (ANME), Ministére de I’Equipement, de I’Anénagement du Territoire et du Développement Durable

Further Information: https://www.giz.de/en/worldwide/19523.html

Contact: Torsten Greis, torsten.greis@giz.de

Strategies for Carbon Market Development through Standardised Baselines in African LDCs

The research project aimed to develop strategies and practical approaches to ultimately enable sustainable development in LDCs through increased…

Role of BMU: Research funding

Lifecycle: 2012 - 2015 (completed)

Implementation: Perspectives Climate Group

Other Organisations Involved: UNEP Risø Centre

Contact: Stefan Wehner, wehner@perspectives.cc

Vertically integrated NAMAS for including subnational actors in national strategies

The activity followed the aim of developing a practicable approach for use in integrating differing levels of government into the NAMA design and…

Role of BMU: BMU-financed

Lifecycle: 2012 - 2015 (completed)

Implementation: Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammearbeit (GIZ)

Other Organisations Involved: South Africa: Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), Indonesia: National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS)

Contact: Axel Olearius, axel.olearius@giz.de

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