The study by Lambert Schneider and a team from NewClimate Institute identifies and discusses key options for operationalising the concept of ‘overall mitigation in global emissions’ under Article 6.4 of the Paris Agreement. The authors recommend that overall mitigation in global emissions be seen to be delivered when a portion of the emission reductions resulting from an activity credited under the Article 6.4 mechanism is not used by any country to implement or achieve its NDC. Based on that recommendation, the study identifies criteria that need to be fulfilled for overall mitigation to be achieved. The criteria are then used to assess the various options for operationalizing the concept of overall mitigation which are currently being discussed under the UNFCCC.
Date: November 2018