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Dear colleagues,

we would like to invite you to participate in avirtual workshop “Operationalising Articles 6.8 and 6.9 of the Paris Agreement“.

While market based forms of cooperation are enshrined in Articles 6.2–6.7 of the Paris Agreement, Article 6.8 recognises the importance of non-market approaches (NMAs) to international cooperation on climate change mitigation and adaptation in a variety of fields. Article 6.9 establishes a framework to promote the NMAs described in Article 6.8.

The virtual workshop will discuss the status of negotiations with regard to NMAs in international cooperation and concrete proposals for the operationalization of the NMA work programme and framework under the UNFCCC. Programme: (moderated by Axel Michaelowa, Perspectives Climate Research and University of Zurich)
Context of the research project (Thomas Forth, German Federal Ministry for the Environment; Karsten Karschunke, German Federal Environment Agency)

Session 1: Negotiating the NMA framework and work programme

From COP21 to the COP25 Presidency proposal- a recap of negotiations (Aglaja Espelage, Perspectives Climate Research)

Reflections on the status of Article 6.8 negotiations: priorities, key issues from an EU perspective (Dimitar Nikov, French Ministry of ecological and inclusive transition)
Reflections on the status of Article 6.8 negotiations; priorities, key issues from an AGN perspective (Rachel Boti-Douayoua, Ministry of environment and sustainable development, Côte d’Ivoire)
Session 2: Potential NMAs to be discussed in the work programme

What are NMAs, what is their role in the UNFCCC context and what is the role of the work programme? (Anne-Kathrin Weber, Perspectives Climate Research)
The Adaptation Benefits Mechanism (Luc Gnacadja, Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Adaptation Benefits Mechanism)
The EU FLEGT programme (Metodi Sotirov, Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy, University of Freiburg)
Session 3: Proposals on the operationalisation of the work programme

Proposing a Party driven, step-wise and effective approach to implementation of the work programme (Axel Michaelowa, Perspectives Climate Research)
Panel discussion

We would very much value your participation in the event and are looking forward to discuss our research findings with you!
Best regards,

Axel Michaelowa

Institute of Political Science / University of Zurich
Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS)
Affolternstrasse 56
8050 Zurich

Phone:  +41 433550073
Mobile: +41 762324004
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