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Commentary (Op. Ed)

Commentary on reporting options under Article 6.2 of the Paris Agreement.

In this paper, we provided a summary of reporting options and its evaluation for the three information items which are required in the initial report and regular information under Article 6.2 of the Paris Agreement:

1) Timing of submission of the initial report;

2...

Training or Learning Material

This guidebook describes the process related to the JCM methodology from development to approval of the methodologies used in the Japan Crediting Mechanism (JCM), as well as the components of the JCM methodologies. This guidebook is designed as an introductory guide for the companies who are considering applying for JCM projects and for other...

Keywords:
JCM
Peer-reviewed Article
In Nature Climate Change
Author:
Giacomo
Grassi
Elke
Stehfest
Joeri
Rogelj
Detlef
van Vuuren
Alessandro
Cescatti
Jo
House
Gert-Jan
Nabuurs
Simone
Rossi
Ramdane
Alkama
Raúl
Abad Viñas
Katherine
Calvin
Guido
Ceccherini
Sandro
Federici
Shinichiro
Fujimori
Mykola
Gusti
Tomoko
Hasegawa
Petr
Havlik
Florian
Humpenöder
Anu
Korosuo
Lucia
Perugini
Francesco N.
Tubiello
Alexander
Popp

Mitigation pathways by Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) describe future emissions that keep global warming below specific temperature limits and are compared with countries’ collective greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction pledges. This is needed to assess mitigation progress and inform emission targets under the Paris Agreement. Currently...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Earth System Science Data
Author:
Francesco N.
Tubiello
Giulia
Conchedda
Nathan
Wanner
Sandro
Federici
Simone
Rossi
Giacomo
Grassi

National, regional and global CO2 emissions and removals from forests were estimated for the period 1990–2020 using as input the country reports of the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020. The new Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates, based on a simple carbon stock change approach, update published information...

Data or Tool

The IGES NDC Database compiles the main features of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which were communicated by the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in order to present the targets and measures that will be taken in order to implement the Paris Agreement, according to countries’ national...

Presentation
Sustainability Roundtable, Temple University, Japan
Author:

This presentation explains the basic elements of President Biden's climate policies, and comments on the level of their ambition as well as their political feasibility.

Discussion Paper
Author:
Supanut
Chotevitayatarakorn
Paweena
Panichayapichet

Executive summary

  • Under Article 6 paragraph 2 (Article 6.2) of the Paris Agreement (PA), Parties may take cooperative approaches in the implementation and achievement of nationally determined contributions (NDCs). The draft guidance of Article 6.2 stipulates, inter alia, the reporting requirements for the participating Parties to engage in a...
Submission to Policy Process

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has developed the following key messages to share at the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD 2021). The messages are organized around six APFSD 2021 agenda items, and outline how policymakers can preserve a harmonious relationship between nature and humanity in the COVID-19...