Implementation and Further Development of Mechanisms of the Carbon Market by the "Coordinating Committee on Market Mechanisms and Art. 6"

  • Project no.251576
  • Duration 11/2018 - 10/2021

The coordination unit market mechanisms and Art. 6 ("Koordinierungsstelle Marktmechanismen und Art. 6) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) deals with all aspects of the market mechanisms of the carbon market as well as the general aspects of the cooperation mechanisms according to Art. 6 of the Paris Agreement. The focus lays on the development of the market mechanisms of the carbon market within the framework of the UNFCCC (United Nations Climate Chance Conference) – Art. 6 of the Paris Agreement and the related regulations –, their discussion in bilateral and multilateral contexts, the monitoring of their piloting and the support of the development of corresponding emission reduction measures in the partner countries. The diversity of market mechanisms, from their focus on individual projects or programmes to sectoral measures, is the responsibility of the coordination unit. The project is divided into two working areas:

  • 1. Scientific input
    On behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the project staff prepare policy papers, statements, and reports on the UNFCCC negotiations and bodies. In addition, the project team organises technical discussions in order to bring selected topics into the expert community and thus contribute to the agenda setting.
  • 2. Public relations
    As part of the project, the project staff produces numerous publications on the subject of Art. 6, including the quarterly specialist magazine "Carbon Mechanisms Review". The Internet portal www.carbon-mechanisms.de/en developed by the project team offers information for starters as well as reports on current developments in this policy area. The public relations work is completed by flyers, brochures, and articles in social networks.

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