This SBSTA Expert Dialogue explores how to avoid double counting for emission reductions generated outside of an NDC.
The objective of the informal SBSTA expert dialogues is to provide experts from States Parties with the opportunity to discuss outstanding issues related to Article 6 of the Paris Agreement during the period from April to August 2021. After each Expert Dialogue, a non-paper will be produced summarizing the discussions and the relevant contributions made by States Parties.
Each Expert Dialogue will include a three-hour discussion among States Parties led by facilitators who will use guiding questions to support focused discussions. The guiding questions for each expert dialogue will be made available one week prior to the discussions.
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Guiding questions for the SBSTA dialogue on the topic “Avoiding double use of emissions reductions achieved outside the nationally determined contribution, Article 6.4”
- If first transfers of 6.4 units from outside the NDC were not required to be subject to corresponding adjustment, how could Parties ensure double use is avoided? What information would host Parties need to provide and when?
- Should there be a transition period for first transfers of 6.4 units from outside the NDC during which a corresponding adjustment is not required and if so, how long would that period be?
- Could there be an approach to avoiding double use for first transfers of 6.4 units from the perspective of use-restrictions (e.g. no use towards an NDC)?
Further Expert Discussions
19 April 2021 13:00 - 16:00 CEST
Financing for adaptation/Share of Proceeds (Article 6.2 and Article 6.4)
20 - 21 May 2021 (time tbc)
Ensuring rapid operationalization (Articles 6.2, 6.4, and 6.8)
11 June 2021 (time tbc)
Enabling ambition in Article 6 instruments
14 June 2021 (time tbc)
Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) activity transition to Article 6.4 mechanism