December 2020 - Articles 6.8 and 6.9 of the Paris Agreement establish a framework for cooperation between countries to reduce emissions, adapt to climate change and promote sustainable development without using market mechanisms. While the international negotiations focus on the market-based elements of Article 6, non-market cooperation under the Paris Agreement are not in the spotlight of international discussions.
Against this backdrop and with Parties currently negotiating a work programme on non-market approaches (NMAs) within the framework of the Article 6 rulebook, a virtual seminar on the operationalization of Articles 6.8 and 6.9 of the Paris Agreement took place. The seminar held on 8 December was based on the results of a research project carried out by Perspectives Climate Research and supported by the German Environment Agency (UBA). The virtual session also featured presentations by climate negotiators who shared their perspective on ongoing Article 6 negotiations as well as researchers and practitioners who laid out potential examples for NMAs to be discussed in the NMA forum, thereby attracting over 70 participants.
The documentation of the virtual seminar and the presentations are now available for download.