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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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Updating the Emission Factor of the SAPP SB and development of a financing mechanism for renewable energy

The research project updated an existing standardized baseline with new data.

 

Role of BMU: Co-financed by BMU

Lifecycle: 2016 - 2018 (completed)

Implementation: GFA Consulting Group

Development of Models for Implementing New or Transforming Existing Market Mechanisms into a New UNFCCC Climate Agreement

The research project dealt with questions of the transition from the world of Kyoto mechanisms to the new international regime of the Paris Agreement.…

Role of BMU: Research funding

Lifecycle: 2016 - 2018 (completed)

Implementation: Öko-Institut e.V.

Other Organisations Involved: Stockholm Environment Institute, INFRAS AG

Contact: Jakob Graichen, j.graichen@oeko.de

Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

In 2015, the World Bank established the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) with the aim of further advancing carbon pricing.

 

Role of BMU: Co-financed by BMU

Lifecycle: since 2015

Implementation: World Bank

Further Information: www.carbonpricingleadership.org 

Transformative Carbon Asset Facility (TCAF)

The activity supports developing countries in establishing and implementing market-based climate change mitigation mechanisms by providing…

Role of BMU: Co-financed by BMU

Lifecycle: since 2015

Implementation: World Bank

Further Information: www.tcaf.worldbank.org

Carbon Market Platform

The activity was launched in 2015 under the German G7 Presidency to strengthen international cooperation on market-based climate policy.

 

Role of BMU: Co-financed by BMU

Lifecycle: since 2015

Further Information: https://www.oecd.org/environment/cc/carbon-market-platform/

Nitric Acid Climate Action Group

The activity has set itself the ambitious goal of stopping nitrous oxide emissions from nitric acid production worldwide by 2020.

 

Role of BMU: BMU-financed

Lifecycle: 2015 - 2022

Implementation: Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Other Organisations Involved:  Ministries and operators of nitric acid plants in the partner countries

Further Information: www.nitricacidaction.org 

Contact: Enrico Rubertus, project coordinator, NACAG-Secretariat, enrico.rubertus@giz.de

Pilot Auction Facility for Methane and Climate Change Mitigation (PAF)

The activity's aim is to buy CERs from projects at guaranteed prices, which due to the low prices for emission certificates are at risk of being…

Role of BMU: Co-financed by BMU

Lifecycle: since 2015

Implementation: World Bank

Further Information: www.pilotauctionfacility.org

Achieving Ambitious Emissions through Carbon Pricing in Developing Countries

Conceptual study for a market-compatible approach for mitigation action in the Colombian building sectors.

 

Role of BMU: Research funding

Lifecycle: 2015 - 2019 (completed)

Implementation: NewClimate Institute

Other Organisations Involved: Öko-Institut e.V.

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

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