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COP21 media briefing: what role for carbon markets?

From 30 November to 11 December 2015, countries are meeting in Paris to flesh out a historic deal against global warming. One open question is the role carbon markets may play in fulfilling the climate pledge. For more background information, see this media briefing.

The Carbon Market Watch team is in Paris and closely following negotiations in relation to the following key issues:

Follow our activities at COP21 at our storify and stay tuned for the launch of the new videogame “CAPMAN – the heroic embodiment of real climate action”, which will be presented at the side event “The role of ambition under the Paris climate treaty and the impact of hot air on the EU’s climate policies” on 2 December. For an overview of our five events, see below.

You can scroll down for our new COP21 publications and contact details for any queries or media requests you may have.

We look forward to seeing you in Paris!

Carbon Market Watch events

The role of ambition under the Paris climate treaty and the impact of hot air on the EU’s climate policies – more information

Wednesday, 2 December, 18:15-19:00, Official COP Venue, EU Pavilion, Luxembourg room

Accountability of results based finance- build on the best, learn when things go wrongmore information

Friday, 4 December, 16:45-18:15, Official COP venue, Observer Room 1

Local participation & empowerment for global climate justice more information

Saturday, 5 December, 17:00-18:30, Climate Generations Areas, Room 1

A reality check: climate change and impacts on the ground more information

Sunday, 6 December, 14:00-16:00, People’s Summit – Climate Forum, Montreuil, Lycée Jean Jaurès, Room 308

What are NAMAs and how is civil society engagement important for their success more information

Wednesday, 9 December, 11:15-12:45, Climate Generations Areas, Room 8

New Carbon Market Watch publications

Recommendations for the draft negotiation text:

COP21 recommendations related to the role of carbon markets in the Paris Agreement:

Recommendations for the review of the CDM:

Open letter to delegates to COP21, signed by 121 organisations and networks (EN,FR,ES, PT):

Hot Air:

Flyer: CAPMAN – the climate super hero:

Policy brief: Avoiding hot air in the 2015 Paris agreement:

Policy brief: The EU’s hot air – lifting the fog:

Policy brief: The need for 5 year commitment periods in the Paris Protocol: Why a “review” is inadequate:

Land use emissions:

Report: Using nature to pardon environmental pollution – risks of agriculture sequestration carbon offsets

Policy brief: Fossil and biological carbon: a tonne is not a tonne:

Human Rights

Policy brief: Human rights accountability of climate action

Report: Human Rights implications of climate change mitigation actions

Sustainable Development & NAMAs

Policy brief: Integrating the Sustainable Development Agenda into the 2015 Climate Agreement

Report: The missing ingredients for successful NAMAs

Contact our team for any questions:

Eva Filzmoser,

Director – all queries

Tel: +32 499 21 20 81

[email protected]

Andrew Coiley

Communications Manager

+32 483 65 50 78

[email protected]

Dr Katherine Watts

Global Climate Policy Advisor

Tel: +33 (0)6 85 88 66 58

[email protected]

Femke de Jong

EU Climate Policy Advisor

Tel: +33 (0) 85 88 75 63

[email protected]

Urska Trunk

Climate Finance Policy Researcher

+33 (0) 6 86 88 80 60

[email protected]

Juliane Voigt

Human Rights Policy Researcher

+33 (0) 6 85 88 64 64

[email protected]

Pierre-Jean Brasier

Network Coordinator

+33(0) 6 85 88 76 23

[email protected]


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