Carbon Market Watch inputs to the Article 6.4 Supervisory Body ahead of its 10th meeting: appeal and grievance processes

Carbon Market Watch welcomes the Call for Input for the annotated agenda and related annexes of the next meeting of the Article 6.4 Supervisory Body. We would hereby like to submit input on A6.4-SB010-AA-A04 – Draft procedure: Appeal and grievance processes under the Article 6.4 mechanism. For a grievance process, it is of utmost importance …

CMW inputs to the Article 6.4 Supervisory Body ahead of its 10th meeting: Operation of the mechanism registry

Before the Article 6.4 Supervisory Body’s 10th meeting from 26 February to 1 March 2024, Carbon Market Watch prepared inputs on the draft document, “Concept note: Operation of the mechanism registry (v01.0)”. The mechanism registry will be a core part of the Article 6 infrastructure, and all activity- and unit-related data must be made accessible to …

CMW inputs to the Article 6.4 Supervisory Body after its 8th meeting: Appeal and grievance processes

For the Article 6.4 grievance process, where it is of utmost importance that it is designed by and with those who will be engaging with it, more input is essential to ensure it works for rather than against its users. Carbon Market Watch urges the Supervisory Body to reopen its Call for Input, as well as to actively seek input from IPLCs and other rightsholders as part of a structured consultation.

COP28: Article 6 failure avoids a worse outcome 

Torn between countries demanding that Article 6 carbon markets be available with virtually no restrictions and countries insisting on upholding transparency, human rights, and climate ambition, negotiators at COP28 failed to break the deadlock. With all the unresolved problematic issues, the fact that they reached no deal was better than agreeing to a bad one that would torpedo the Paris Agreement.

CMW’s views on Article 6.4 SB’s recommendations to CMA

After much debate and many meetings, the Article 6.4 Supervisory Body concluded its draft recommendations on removals and on methodological requirements on 17 November, and forwarded them for countries’ consideration at COP28. If they are adopted, they will have significant repercussions on how methodologies are developed and on how removal activities would feature in the Article 6.4 market. Whether these …

CMW’s COP28 recommendations to SBSTA on key Article 6 topics

The below table provides CMW’s recommendations concerning key Article 6 topics on which SBSTA is mandated to provide recommendations/guidance for adoption by the CMA at COP28. These recommendations build on a previous set of recommendations CMW had prepared ahead of SB 58. To summarise, for Article 6.2: Sequencing: The 6.2 process should have clearly separated, …