Achieving the sustainable development goals set out in Agenda 2030 is inextricably linked to ambitious climate change mitigation, especially in the long term. Transformative change and the integration of further sustainability aspects into mitigation activities, formerly also referred to as "co-benefits," can contribute to the realization of the goal of net zero emissions by 2050. Advancing the transformative Article 6 activity design therefore supports the goal of integrating and promoting sustainable development in Article 6. Conceptually, these ideas could also influence voluntary carbon markets as they increasingly align with Article 6 provisions.
Against this background, a digital workshop on "Transformative Design of Article 6 Programs for Net Zero Emissions by 2050" was held on December 15, 2020. Experts from research and practice discussed ways to integrate transformative change into the design of Article 6 activities and how these could be implemented in practice. A subsequent exchange in small groups allowed for in-depth discussion of the following topics:
- Definition of transformation for Article 6
- Governance of upscaled activities that yield outcomes at scale
- Baseline setting and additionality revisited
The presentations given are now available for download.
A video recording of the webinar is now available.