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Article 6 of the Paris Agreement: Drawing Lessons from the Joint Crediting Mechanism

Publication | November 2019
Article 6 of the Paris Agreement: Drawing Lessons from the Joint Crediting Mechanism

This publication aims to provide insights into the Joint Crediting Mechanism initiated by the Government of Japan in line with negotiations on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

Article 6 of the Paris Agreement lays the foundation for countries to use cooperative approaches in achieving and raising climate ambitions articulated in their respective nationally determined contributions. The Joint Crediting Mechanism demonstrates how bilateral cooperative approaches could be designed and implemented for fostering mitigation actions to the benefit of partnering countries.