Response measures is an important component of the Paris Agreement and finds resonance in the just transition and decarbonisation discussions. Its international dimension looks at the effects arising from mitigation policies taken by Parties and their cross-border impacts, both positive and negative. The issue of Response Measures, especially in its international dimension, is not yet well understood.
The last few years, ERCST held informal dialogues on response measures, bringing together UNFCCC negotiators and key stakeholders. It also carried out a case study on “reporting on response measures under biennial update reporting” in Chile.
In late 2020, ERCST has started developing a new case study for Ghana. This work will continue throughout 2021 and will culminate in the presentation of the case study at a side event organised at COP26.