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How to ensure additionality through Article 6

New paper analysing options for negotiations and cooperating Parties in the context of varying degrees of international oversight.

Several quality criteria of mitigation outcomes are often discussed under the term additionality, but they need to be differentiated from one another. In the context of Article 6.2, additionality can be anchored through stringent international oversight, e.g. through the review of additionality by the A6TER. Particpating Parties can ensure additionality by applying stringent additionality test and controlling the quality of acquired ITMOs. In the context of Article 6.4, reliable additionality tests under the CDM can continue, with the addition of new tests for sectoral activities. Furthermore, options for additionality can be secured in the governance and responsibilities of the Article 6.4 Supervisory Body.

Download the paper here.