Publications

Funding Mechianisms in the fourth phase of the EU ETS: Exploring what is known and identifying issues for clarification and discussion.

12-09-18
Funding Mechanisms in the fourth phase of the EU ETS: exploring what is known and identifying issues for clarification and discussion.

Article 6.2 Advanced Options Paper

15-08-18

This advanced options paper on article 6, paragraph 2 of the Paris Agreement is an update of the option paper (Straw Man) jointly produced by Reed Smith and ICTSD in February 2018.

Northeast Asia Carbon Markets and Trade Connections

3-07-18

This Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) and ICTSD report focuses on carbon pricing and the linking of carbon pricing systems as a potential catalyst for increased trade relationships. 

Decoding Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

30-04-18

This publication examines the options for establishing guidance, rules, and modalities for the key elements of Article 6, decoding main issues.

Developing the EU Long Term Climate Strategy-Technical Paper

18-04-18

This technical paper is the outcome of a year-long effort, which included a series of stakeholder engagements in five EU capitals at the beginning of 2018. 

Developing the EU Long Term Climate Strategy - Policy Paper

18-07-18

This policy paper seeks to develop a series of consistent choices upon which the new European Long-Term Climate Strategy can be built. It is produced under the project “Developing the EU Long-Term Climate Strategy". 

2018 State of the EU ETS Report

17-04-18

The EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is important through its role as the “cornerstone” of EU climate change policy as well as a “role model” and “pioneer” for carbon markets. 

Managing a Sustainable Transition to a Low-carbon Society: The Socio-economic Impacts of Mitigation Policies

17-04-18

This policy brief looks at how to identify and manage the expected and unintended socio-economic impacts of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation policies. 

Article 6.2 'Straw Man' "Straw man": Guidance on Cooperative Approaches Referred to in Article 6, Paragraph 2 of the PA

13-02-18

This "straw man" is intended to catalyse reflection and provide a useful background to discuss the structure, components and options for an Article 6.2 negotiating text. 

Issues and Options: elements for text under Art. 6

20-10-17

This paper seeks to capture some of the issues that need to be addressed in the rulebook for article 6 of the Paris Agreement, and unpack the options for each issue, with the intention of catalyzing a discussion among Parties.

Addressing policy overlaps through the governance of the Energy Union

21-09-17

This ERCST paper addresses what the Governance proposal does not currently include, specifically, provisions to address interactions between elements of the Energy Union. 

Issues for discussion to operationalise Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

2-05-17

This paper focuses on the issues that emerged from previous discussions and submissions and which the author believes will require further examination as part of the effort to make Article 6 operational. 

Article 6 of the Paris Agreement Reflections on Submissions by Parties before Marrakech

2-05-17

This paper examines submissions made prior to COP 22 on views related to guidance for the Article 6 items. It highlights the many important issues covered in them and discusses implications of the various interpretations. 

Views on Mitigation Value and its Application

02/05/17

This paper analyses the concept of mitigation value and its application, and the relationship between mitigation value and compliance value.