The interaction of Article 6 and NDCs: accounting challenges
This paper discusses some of the accounting challenges with measuring national emissions and setting NDCs. It argues these challenges are a barrier to scaling the Article 6 market and that understanding and minimising information risk will be essential to growing the market.
Here are some key takeaways from the report
Article 6 credits must be additional to country efforts to meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Assessing Article 6 credits will necessarily mean analysing NDCs.
Different approaches to accounting for national emissions and setting climate targets make the process of analysing and comparing NDCs a particular challenge for the Article 6 market.
Understanding and minimising information risk will be key to assessing NDCs and scaling up the Article 6 market.
02 Why are NDCs relevant to Article 6?
03 Challenges of measuring national emissions
04 Challenges of assessing Nationally Determined Contributions