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November 2020

The event introduces the next generation of global carbon markets under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. Drawing on work from the IKI funded Climate Finance Innovators (CFI) and West African Alliance on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance 2020-2023 (WACC) projects, the presentation focuses specifically on the relevance of Article 6 for Africa.

This event shares insights from the updated study on global Article 6 piloting and enabling initiatives, including stakeholder experiences made so far.

Different countries in Africa are in the process of developing their long-term strategies. In order to demonstrate the benefits of long-term planning and showcase the lessons learned from countries, the GIZ Global Carbon Markets (GCM) Programme in Uganda and Tunisia with support from the Germany Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in partnership with the Climate Finance Innovators (CFI) Project and the World Bank conducted a webinar during the Innovate4Climate online sessions.

Part 2: The Value of Article 6 and Current Implementation Efforts
Article 6 of the Paris Agreement aims at promoting integrated, holistic and balanced approaches that will assist governments in implementing their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) – countries’ national emissions reductions targets – through voluntary international cooperation.

December 2020

Article 6 pilot initiatives are continuing to expand globally, even without the finalized UNFCCC rules. These pilots and enabling initiatives are providing valuable experiences for the Article 6 negotiations and a general understanding of how carbon markets will be operating under the Paris Agreement. The experiences made and lessons learned will be decisive for the transition into post-2020 carbon markets. The longer the regulatory uncertainty persists, the more important Article 6 pilot initiatives become in informing the international community on…

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