Sustainable Development Dialogue on the Implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement under the UNFCCC process

UNEP DTU Partnership and the Gold Standard, with support from Belgium, Germany, Liechtenstein, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland hosted a series of six moderated roundtable discussions to analyse stakeholder views on the options to operationalise sustainable development provisions in the implementation of Article 6 within the UNFCCC process.

The aim of the Sustainable Development Dialogue is to explore Party and stakeholder views on options to assist with the implementation of the sustainable development provisions for Article 6. Based on technical work, research and analysis, options for guidance, rules, modalities and procedures to operationalize the Article 6 sustainable development provisions will be will be presented and discussed with Parties and stakeholders in advance of COP24 in Katowice.

Six policy briefs have been released to provide a summary of these discussions. Each brief outlines the key issue, provides considerations relevant to Article 6 and puts forward text recommendations for provisions in Article 6.

The policy briefs are authored by Karen Holm Olsen and Fatima-Zahra Taibi from UNEP DTU Partnership, Sven Braden, and Marion Verles of Gold Standard. Views stated in these documents are those of the authors and do not represent any consensus among the Parties involved.

1. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND GOVERNANCE IN CONTEXT OF THE UNFCCC PROCESS

Rationale and recommendations for sustainable development provisions compatible with the national prerogative in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. Download here

2. SAFEGUARDING PRINCIPLES AND DO-NO-HARM APPROACHES FOR CLIMATE ACTION

Best practice, tools and guidance for safeguarding principles and do-no-harm assessments of climate actions and relevant considerations for negotiations under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. Download here

3. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF CLIMATE ACTIONS

Best practice, tools and guidance for sustainable development assessment of climate actions and relevant considerations for Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. Download here

4. CRITERIA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND HOW TO USE THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL (SDG) FRAMEWORK

Defining criteria for sustainable development nationally and using the SDG framework for implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. Download here

5. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION

Ensuring the consultation of relevant stakeholders when implementing activities under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. Download here

6. TRANSPARENCY AND REPORTING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Transparent reporting of sustainable development elements within voluntary cooperation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. Download here

Click to download the Annex 1 overview of SD Dialogue 6.2 & 6.4 Text recommendations version 1 on 12th October 2018.

Click to download position paper on Sustainable Development in Article 6 and associated text and work plan proposals presented at COP24.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11 DECEMBER 2018