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COP 28

At COP28, it is paramount that governments develop carbon markets that deliver real reductions, real benefits for the climate and additional benefits for nature and people. But the foremost priority must be deep emissions cuts. This is the true fix the climate needs.

“The Article 6 carbon markets must uphold the highest standards for the environment, human rights, and transparency. They must be viewed and treated as a supplement to emissions reductions, not as a replacement for them, Article 6 carbon markets cannot be rushed at the expense of people and the climate, if they are to have any role in global climate action.

Jonathan Crook, CMW’s  Policy Expert on Global Carbon Markets

Our demands

Stop offsetting

Offsets are used by heavy polluters to offload a significant portion of their responsibility on to others. Both governments and corporations must stop relying on offsets and focus on better alternatives.

Optimise blueprint

Article 6 negotiators must design governance mechanisms for carbon markets that ensure total transparency and maximise the benefit to the climate and respect the rights of local communities.

Minimise carbon footprint

COP28 must focus primarily on committing the international community to rapid and significant emissions reductions, preferably with binding targets.

Reductions first

Carbon removals must not replace rapid emission cuts. Their inclusion under article 6 can only happen with significant safeguards, which the proposed text from the article 6.4 supervisory body does not provide.

Policy recommendations

Find out more

Where to find us

📅 Tuesday 5 December 2023

  • 18:30-20:00 GMT+4, SE Room 5: Building on lessons learned: Setting a high bar for the Article 6.4 Supervisory Body’s work

📅 Tuesday 5 December 2023

  • 14:00-15:00 GMT+4, Bellona Pavilion, Blue Zone: Defining a safe role for carbon removals in national climate planning

📅 Tuesday 5 December 2023

  • 18:00-21:00 GMT+4, Exchange on mitigation contribution. More details coming soon.

📅 Saturday 9 December 2023

  • 18:30-20:00 GMT+4. SE Room 8: Ensuring effective human rights protections in Article 6 rules


Week 1

Sabine Frank, Executive Director

Following remotely

Gilles Dufrasne, Lead on Global Carbon Markets

Week 1 and 2

Jonathan Crook, Policy Expert on Global Carbon Markets

Week 1 and 2

Isa Mulder, Policy Expert on Global Carbon Markets

Week 2

Miriam Vicente Marcos, Senior Communications Officer

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