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Ensuring additionality of mitigation outcomes transferred through Article 6 of the Paris Agreement: options for negotiations and cooperating Parties in the context of varying degrees of international oversight


Michaelowa, Axel; Espelage, Aglaja; Weldner, Kaja (2019). Ensuring additionality of mitigation outcomes transferred through Article 6 of the Paris Agreement: options for negotiations and cooperating Parties in the context of varying degrees of international oversight. Freiburg: Perspectives.

Abstract

This paper analyzes the implications of different interpretations of additionality for the market mechanisms under Article 6 and reflects on options how to anchor further additionality provisions in the negotiation text. The authors find that several quality criteria of mitigation outcomes are often discussed under the term additionality, but they need to be differentiated from one another. In the context of Article 6.2, additionality can be anchored through stringent international oversight, e.g. through the review of additionality by the A6TER. Particpating Parties can ensure additionality by applying stringent additionality test and controlling the quality of acquired ITMOs. In the context of Article 6.4, reliable additionality tests under the CDM can continue, with the addition of new tests for sectoral activities. Furthermore, options for additionality can be secured in the governance and responsibilities of the Article 6.4 Supervisory Body.

Abstract

This paper analyzes the implications of different interpretations of additionality for the market mechanisms under Article 6 and reflects on options how to anchor further additionality provisions in the negotiation text. The authors find that several quality criteria of mitigation outcomes are often discussed under the term additionality, but they need to be differentiated from one another. In the context of Article 6.2, additionality can be anchored through stringent international oversight, e.g. through the review of additionality by the A6TER. Particpating Parties can ensure additionality by applying stringent additionality test and controlling the quality of acquired ITMOs. In the context of Article 6.4, reliable additionality tests under the CDM can continue, with the addition of new tests for sectoral activities. Furthermore, options for additionality can be secured in the governance and responsibilities of the Article 6.4 Supervisory Body.

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Item Type:Published Research Report
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Political science
Language:English
Date:9 August 2019
Deposited On:15 Oct 2019 09:27
Last Modified:18 Oct 2019 15:27
Publisher:Perspectives
Number of Pages:38
Additional Information:Background paper commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:https://www.icroa.org/resources/Documents/Art._6_Additionality_Perspectives_PRINT.pdf
Related URLs:https://www.perspectives.cc/publications/publication/?no_cache=1&tx_pccprojects_plugin%5Baction%5D=show&tx_pccprojects_plugin%5Bcontroller%5D=Publication&cHash=b4fefbd3c201a12bf020b977aa92832b (Organisation)

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