When less is more: limits to international transfers under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

This article proposes a typology for setting limits on international transfers of mitigation outcomes in order to address the risk of transferring ‘hot air’ and avoid creating a perverse incentive for countries not to increase their ambition of emission reduction targets. The article discusses key design options and¬†tests different types of limits in the context of 15 countries.

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When less is more: limits to international transfers under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement