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15.01.21

Voluntary offsetting: credits and allowances

UBA report on the use of allowances for voluntary compensation

This report analyzes the merits and challenges of emission allowances (allowances) from emissions trading systems (ETS) as an alternative source of supply for voluntary offsetting of greenhouse gas emissions.
Averaging or multi-year accounting?
12.01.21

Averaging or multi-year accounting?

Implications for environmental integrity of carbon markets under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

This research paper analyses and evaluates options addressing the challenges which single-year targets present if countries use international carbon markets to achieve their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement.
16.12.20

Carbon Mechanisms Review 04-2020: Managing the Interim

Carbon markets between delayed negotiations and piloting momentum

The new issue of the Carbon Mechanisms Review „Managing the Interim“ focuses on a number of initiatives that serve to further develop the Article 6 landscape.
08.12.20

Article 6 Piloting: State of Play and Stakeholder

The updated study provides an overview of Article 6 pilot projects

This report is the 3rd edition of a series started in 2019 and provides an updated overview of all aspects related to Article 6 piloting and its operationalisation.
30.11.20

Future role for voluntary carbon markets in the Paris era

This report looks at the future of the voluntary carbon market and examines the respective strengths and weaknesses of various design options currently under discussion.
26.11.20

CDM supply potential for emission reductions up to the end of 2020

Report on the potential supply of pre-2020 credits

This paper presents an updated analysis of the potential supply of CERs issued for emission reductions occurring in the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2020 based on a selection of possible restrictions for their transition.
Sustainable Development Indicators under Article 6
19.11.20

Indicators for sustainable development under Article 6

UBA report on assessing contributions to sustainable development

This report analyses how the role of sustainable development can be strengthened in the process of further designing the mechanisms under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.
Indicators for the promotion of sustainable development in carbon market mechanisms
19.11.20

Indicators for the promotion of sustainable development in carbon market mechanisms

UBA report on the promotion of SD contributions from market-based mechanisms

This report assesses options for the effective implementation of sustainable development impact assessment, in the context of climate change mitigation mechanisms such as those of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.
11.11.20

Offset credit supply potential for CORSIA

Study estimates the potential carbon offset credit supply to the CORSIA scheme

This discussion paper estimates the potential supply of carbon offset credits to meet demand from international aviation under CORSIA under a number of different scenarios which include different types of restrictions imposed on the eligibility of offset credits.
11.11.20

Avoiding double counting between CORSIA and NDC's

Study analyses the provisions that could be adopted and implemented under the Paris Agreement to avoid double counting

This discussion paper assesses how robust accounting could be implemented under the Paris Agreement in order to avoid double counting between nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and CORSIA.

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