The Paris Climate Agreement adopted in December 2015 recognises cooperative approaches as an important element in the climate change mitigation effort. Article 6 of the Paris Agreement includes several provisions to this end.

However, before the agreement enters into force, a substantial amount of work needs to be done at the political and technical level in order to operationalise this article.

This meeting will be the fourth meeting of the project “Implementation of markets and non-market provisions in the Paris Agreement”. It will bring together carbon market negotiators in an informal setting with the objective to explore, discover, explain and understand different points of view related to the issues in Article 6. That purpose is to understand the options available to define rules, modalities and procedures on Article 6, as well as the consequences of adopting each option. It will also seek to understand why the different views are held. 

The discussions are free and informal, and will be held under Chatham House rule. This process is totally separate from the UNFCCC negotiating process. There is no intention or mandate to produce any text or negotiate an outcome.

Participation is by invitation only.

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 - 5:24pm to Wednesday, 22 February 2017 - 5:24pm

In the run-up to the Paris climate conference, the EU tabled an emissions reduction target on behalf of all 28 EU member states, committing to a 40 percent emissions cut by 2030 relative to 1990 levels.

In July 2016, the European Commission made a proposal for translating the overall emissions target into country-specific targets. Known as the Effort Sharing Regulation, it is meant to help clarify the roles of individual EU members in helping to reach the bloc’s target in the sectors not included in the EU ETS, namely transport, buildings, agriculture, and waste. These sectors are responsible for about 55 percent of the EU’s emissions.

This meeting will host a discussion between stakeholders on the issues that are currently critical in the debate on the Effort Sharing Regulation. The meeting will take place at the European Parliament with the participation of Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy (MEP - ALDE), ENVI rapporteur on the Effort Sharing Regulation.

Please note that there is a very limited number of spaces available for this meeting.

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Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - 2:52pm

This meeting is a briefing for the Brussels policy stakeholder community on developments on carbon markets in the UNFCCC negotiations.

Article 6 of the Paris Agreement addresses the issue of “cooperative approaches” under the new climate regime. A significant part of it creates the framework to ensure that international markets can be a tool to meet Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement.

After COP 21 in Paris, negotiators have a mandate to create a rulebook to ensure that this, and other parts of the climate agreement, become operational. With the agreement entering into force sooner than many had anticipated, negotiators are aiming for completing this task in 2018 at COP 23, which will take place in Poland.

This meeting is an opportunity for stakeholders to be briefed by some of the most knowledge participants in these negotiations to understand the state of play, the main issues, and implications for the market and EU climate change policy. There will be a number of presentations, followed by a moderated roundtable discussion.

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Monday, 6 March 2017 - 2:01pm