CLARA recommendations for Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

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The world’s climate, and its biodiversity is in crisis. There is no carbon budget left to continue discussions around ‘offsetting’ emissions. In light of that, any outcome under Article 6 must achieve real emission reductions while promoting sustainable development, ensuring ecological integrity and avoiding double counting, as well as protecting human rights, the rights of Indigenous Peoples, and gender equality. Based on current negotiations, there is an increasing risk that an Article 6 outcome not properly framed at COP 25 will severely undermine the Paris Agreement and progress toward <1.5°C pathways. The following requirements are fundamental to ensuring the good governance of all activities under Article 6.

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