The new climate change agreement, reached in Paris in December 2015, is to be further defined with rules, modalities and procedures by the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC. Article 6, which covers markets and non-markets, is an important element in the Agreement, which will need a substantial amount of political and technical decisions to be taken before it can be implemented.
This meeting was the second meeting of the project “Implementation of markets and non-market provisions in the Paris Agreement”, which aims to create an informal atmosphere with the objectiveto explore, discover, explain and understand different points of view related to the issues in Article 6. That is, to understand the options available to define rules, modalities and procedures on Article 6, as well as the consequences of adopting each option. What is also very important is to understand why the different views are held.
The discussions were free and informal. Discussions were 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 was by invitation only.