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The German Government and the German Parliament are responsible for the regulatory framework for German enterprises that want to engage in international carbon markets.

Africa is getting ready for Article 6

December 2018 - Many African countries are keen to participate in Article 6 mechanisms under the Paris Agreement. A multitude of piloting activities and readiness initiatives are underway to lay the ground-work for implementation. To enable the successful use of carbon market mechanisms in African countries, a well-designed multilateral rulebook is a necessary condition. Also, crucial low-emission development activities are more likely to translate into practical climate action when implemented alongside improved access to finance and a conducive domestic institutional set-up. These elements and lessons from existing mechanisms need to be considered when finalizing the negotiations on Art. 6 guidance and rules. more

Operationalizing 'overall mitigation' under Article 6

November 2018 - Many German and European businesses invest in voluntary carbon offset schemes to improve the carbon footprint of their production operations or their value creation chains. The EU voluntary offset market is estimated to be worth around 16 million tCO2eq. A new study looks at the issues surrounding double counting in the voluntary offset market, sets out proposals for its regulation and outlines approaches for the use of standards to mitigate potential risks. more

How can the voluntary offset market prevent double counting?

November 2018 - Many German and European businesses invest in voluntary carbon offset schemes to improve the carbon footprint of their production operations or their value creation chains. The EU voluntary offset market is estimated to be worth around 16 million tCO2eq. A new study looks at the issues surrounding double counting in the voluntary offset market, sets out proposals for its regulation and outlines approaches for the use of standards to mitigate potential risks. more

Host Country Authorizations under Article 6

October 2018 - A new briefing note examines the different types of host country approvals necessary for transactions under Articles 6.2 and 6.4 of the Paris Agreement. Building on the experience with mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol, it discusses the various scopes of authorization and contextualizes the Article 6 instruments with respect to their position under the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of the host country and the investor country. more

Innovate4Climate successfully links carbon markets and climate finance

July 2018 - More and more states and sub-national governments are taking concrete action on carbon pricing. However, in order to achieve the two-degree target agreed by the international community, greater ambition and, more importantly, greater financial resources are needed. In order to promote strong incentives and the provision of a clear framework, the second international conference for carbon markets and climate financing Innovate4Climate took place in Frankfurt am Main from 22 to 24 May 2018. more